The arrival of Patryk Klimala was supposed to be the end of Leigh Griffiths’s career. For the last few years, the Scot’s form had continued to slide to the point where he was no longer a reliable option for Neil Lennon. After seeing him score just thrice in the first half of the season, they spent €4-million to bring the Polish striker to Parkhead in the January transfer window.
Yet here we are and it is the new Bhoy who is on the bench while Griffiths is thriving. The 29-year-old has scored three times over the last four games, the same number of goals that he had scored in 18 appearances in the first half of the season. And if his volley against St Johnstone is anything to go by, then he has very much found his confidence back.
The arrival of Klimala seems to have lit a fire inside Griffiths, something that was missing for quite some time. With his Celtic career under genuine threat, he seems to be finally finding some form. And if he can be anywhere near as good as the guy who scored 40 goals in 2015/16, Celtic will be celebrating nine-in-a-row come the end of the season.