Leigh Griffiths will be involved for Dundee tomorrow against Rangers, despite the threat of a ban looming over him. Dundee manager James McPake confirmed that the Celtic loanee would be involved even after the events that transpired in the League Cup defeat to St Johnstone.
“I have absolutely no concerns about playing Leigh against Rangers, Hearts, whoever it is. I know Leigh as a character and he’ll handle the occasion.”
Social media footage depicted a Griffiths responding to illicit chants from the away end by booting a lit flare off the field and into the stand.
Police Scotland charged a 31-year-old in relation with the incident for culpable and reckless conduct. The SFA will likely allow the continuation of investigations into the event before formally moving to ban Griffiths. This could mean that Griffiths faces up to five games out. However, one of these games will not be against Steven Gerrard’s Rangers.
Griffiths could regain some goodwill with the Celtic & Dundee fans by scoring his first goal of his latest spell at Dens Park against the league leaders. The player has