Neil Lennon has given an update on Leigh Griffiths after the striker failed to appear in either of his match day squads for Lazio on Thursday and Motherwell yesterday – despite the manager teasing that the Scottish hitman may not be far away from a first team return.
Speaking to Celtic TV, as reported in the Daily Record, the manager said that the International break would be used to get Griffiths up to speed with a view of having him back for the games in December.
“We’re hoping to give him two good weeks of work, then he has a developmental game next week – see how he comes through that.
“We want him up to speed, he’s not up to speed, not at the level that we want him at, he’s got to do the work in the next two weeks.”
The Griffiths fitness saga has gone on for weeks as the maligned striker struggles his way back to full fitness since last appearing on August 25. The striker has suffered calf and thigh injuries as well as viral illness but hopefully he is on track for a recovery and will be back doing what he does best – scoring goals.
A fully fit Leigh Griffiths could be exactly what Celtic need in the hectic month of December to give Odsonne Edouard some rest, as well as giving another dimension to the Celtic attack with some big games on the horizon.
Here’s Neil Lennon speaking to Celtic TV after yesterday’s 2-0 win over Motherwell…
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