Jack Ross has spoken out about the prospect of Hibernian moving for a reunion with Celtic’s Leigh Griffiths. The Hibs boss refused to be drawn too much into the prospect of bringing the striker back to Easter Road but did admit that he would be interested should Celtic decide to part ways in the summer.
As reported by The Daily Record, Ross said that Griffiths is still contracted to Celtic but that given the Scotland Internationalist’s relationship with Hibs, he would certainly consider a move if he became available.
“First of all, he’s not a player who as of yet will be available. He’s still contracted to Celtic and there’s nothing to say he won’t be as things stand.
“It is an easy connection to make because of his association with the club and his time at Hibs before.
“But I would temper that by saying is he a player we have admiration for? Of course, because his goalscoring record is up there with the best in Scotland over recent years.
“It may be something that should the opportunity arise, it would be something we’d discuss. But it’s not something we have been able to discuss in any detail because he’s not a player, as of yet, who will be available.”
The 30-year-old has endured a poor season after a very public issue with his fitness at the beginning of the campaign. The player has undoubted quality but fitness concerns have been highly disruptive for the club not being able to call upon a player that can, on his day, turn a game on its head.
Griffiths has scored five goals this season in eighteen appearances. The striker’s scoring record of 122 goals in 257 appearances represents an incredible return for the £800k paid to Wolves in 2014. The club need to make a decision on whether to retain Griffiths for another season or to allow him to leave for free.