Neil Lennon has some interesting decisions to make when picking his team for Celtic’s game against Aberdeen on Sunday.
One of those questions will be who plays up-front for Celtic. Odsonne Edouard has returned to training but this game might just come too soon for him after his illness.
In the last two games, three players have all had a go at playing up-front for Celtic – Leigh Griffiths, Patryk Klimala and Albian Ajeti.
None of those players really impressed against either Rangers or Milan.
However, should Lennon decide to play one of the trio against Aberdeen then it is Griffiths who has to get the nod to start.
Player looks to be 100% fit at the moment
A reason for that – Griffiths is probably Celtic’s best fully fit goalscorer at the moment.
What about Albian Ajeti, you might say? Yes, he has performed well this season. However, he looked to be labouring slightly before he was taken off vs Milan. He is also just coming back from an injury, whilst Griffiths seems to be 100% fit at the moment.
Griffiths also has a lot to play for. He won’t get into the Scotland squad for the Euro 2020 play-off unless he finds the back of the net regularly for Celtic. He has already done that against St Johnstone and, if on his game, he could do the same against Aberdeen.
A goal or two against Aberdeen would certainly catch the eye of Scotland boss Steve Clarke.
Record against opponents is excellent
Griffith’s excellent record against Aberdeen is another reason why he should be starting the game. Some players just know how to find the back of the net against certain teams, and Griffiths is like that when it comes to Aberdeen.
He has scored seven goals for Celtic against the Dons, and they wouldn’t relish coming up against Griffiths.
The game at Pittodrie is a must-win for Celtic. Neil Lennon’s side have to get back on track after a disappointing week for the club.
A win against Aberdeen would go a long way to showing that the Hoops have the credentials to win 10 in a row. Picking Leigh Griffiths would go a long way towards helping Celtic get that win.