LEIGH GRIFFITHS is set to make his Celtic return in the pre-season friendly over the next few days. The 29-year-old striker was not included in the club’s pre-season trip to Loughborough and France after he returned to Celtic’s Lennoxtown training base out of shape.
Neil Lennon unloaded on Griffiths in the press following the club’s draw versus OGC Nice. The hitman was forced to stay in Glasgow whilst his teammates faced the French sides but now, the manager appears to have handed Griffiths a reprieve in the form of some game time against his former side.
As reported by the Daily Record, Griffiths could play some role in either the match versus Ross County on Sunday or the game against his former side Hibs on Monday. Patryk Klimala has overtaken Griffiths in the second striker spot behind Odsonne Edouard as club talisman.
Griffiths has been given a shot of redemption at Celtic and he must work hard to prove to the management team, his teammates and the supporters that he is serious about staying at the club for the push for 10IAR. On his day he can be incredible but he needs to be fit and ready to score for the club.
Elsewhere, former Hibs striker Steven Fletcher has told his pal Tam McManus that he was keen on a move to the Scottish Champions. The 33-year-old is a free transfer following his departure from Sheffield Wednesday but it is apparent that the club have moved on from the Scottish Internationalist – who they were linked with back in 2009.