An under fire Celtic trio have shown their doubters that they mean business by defeating St Johnstone.

Scottish internationals Leigh Griffiths, James Forrest and Greg Taylor have received stick recently.

Some fans believe Griffiths and Forrest don’t have it anymore to be at the club.

Whereas, there is a belief that Neil Lennon doesn’t rate his summer buy from Kilmarnock.

All notions, momentarily have been laid to rest after their dazzling performances.

Celtic trio on top against St Johnstone

Striker Leigh Griffiths was back on the scoresheet again against the Perth side last night.

Leigh Griffiths scored a great goal for Celtic against St Johnstone. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

An expertly cushioned volley into the bottom left is proves the Edinburgh Bhoy still has the magic touch.

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Griffiths was unlucky not to net further but for the scuffs on the pitch and strong saves by Zander Clark.

His all round play is definitely coming along too as he played flicks and tricks with partner Odsonne Edouard.

Another man flaunting his stuff was another goal scorer in Forrest.


It was a vintage finish for the winger as he took the extra step inside the box to open up the space to shoot.

James Forrest is also on the score sheet for the Hoops against the Saints. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

It’s taken Forrest a bit of time to get back to fitness and start performing at a level fans know he can perform at.

However, it looked as if he had never been away and the player in the Ross County match was his shadow.

One Hoops man playing his way up the squad list?

Left-back Greg Taylor was a ghost against the Dingwall side at the weekend, having not played the game.

Johnny Hayes and Boli Bolingoli seem to be the Irish gaffer’s first choice defenders ahead of the Scot.

Greg Taylor is down the Celtic pecking order. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

The Saints game was the ideal match to see if he can play in the dogged conditions and he passed with flying colours.

Not only that, it’s refreshing to see the team finally have a good crosser of the ball on the left side.

All three have done themselves a lot of favours in the St Johnstone win looking ahead to Hamilton Accies.

That is another game for them to continue what they’re doing ahead of a tougher trip next week at Motherwell.

The Copenhagen crunch tie is fast approaching, and all three will want to play a part in that.

Performing in the weeks running up the game will only make them front runner’s in the manger’s plans for it.

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