The 30-year-old has only featured once this season, per Transfermarkt, as Neil Lennon has regularly favoured Odsonne Edouard, Albian Ajeti and Patryk Klimala – all of whom are 23 or under. However, Griffiths showed in his one appearance that he still has something to give as he scored in that game against St Johnstone last week.
Former Scotland manager Alex McLeish has been discussing the player and was stunned by his recent performance as he hailed Griffiths.
Alex McLeish’s comments on Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths
Speaking to Football Insider, McLeish said: “He came on and he looked as if he was sharp. He showed good movement, making those typical Leigh Griffiths-type forays into the box, and his goal was great.
“It was almost as if he was invisible. Why has somebody not gone out and blocked his run into the box? He exploited that space absolutely instinctively.
“He’s tremendous. At times, he has missed three or four months of his career. Then all of a sudden he comes back as if nothing has happened – it’s amazing.”
Can Griffiths still have a pivotal role at Celtic?
There is no doubting the quality of the forward, who has played 19 times for Scotland, per Transfermarkt. Throughout his domestic career, Griffiths has made 467 appearances and scored 226 goals. He has also supplied 99 assists and has a rich CV as he has won seven Premiership titles and numerous other trophies.
Can Leigh Griffiths still be a vital part of Celtic's plans?
The Premiership Golden Boot winner in 2015/16 can definitely still have a pivotal role at the Hoops. His distinguished career has given him an abundance of experience, something which he can pass on to the young strikers at the club.
He also showed by scoring in his sole appearance (in which he only featured for 14 minutes) that he can still provide a threat for the Hoops on the pitch. This is testament to the quality of the 30-year-old, and such the praise from McLeish is well-merited.
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