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Celtic: Fans demand more game-time for Leigh Griffiths after praise from Neil Lennon

Celtic: Fans demand more game-time for Leigh Griffiths after praise from Neil Lennon

Plenty of Celtic fans have been reacting to comments made by manager Neil Lennon on Friday about striker Leigh Griffiths, which were shared by the club’s official Twitter channel @CelticFC.

Speaking ahead of Saturday evening’s Scottish Cup fourth round clash away to Partick Thistle, Lennon said that the 29-year-old “had a good week” at the first team’s mid-season training camp in Dubai recently, adding that “he’s hungry and he wants to play”.

Despite scoring 107 goals during his six years at Celtic, Griffiths has found game-time difficult to come by this season, with only 524 minutes played in all competitions and just one Premiership start so far in 2019/20. That came against Motherwell back in August, when he also scored the last of his three goals for the campaign to date.

The Scotland international now faces further centre-forward competition at Parkhead after the signing of Patryk Klimala for a reported Β£3.5m (as per The Scottish Sun) on Tuesday. On the day that the transfer was confirmed, Griffiths tweeted a GIF of him putting his fingers to his ears (via @Leighgriff09), sparking an angry reaction from some Celtic fans about his attitude.

However, following Lennon’s praise of the 29-year-old on Friday, these Hoops fans on Twitter called on the manager to utilise the striker more regularly, with some drawing upon the “hungry” comment:

Do you think Griffiths has been under-utilised by Lennon at Celtic this season? What did you make of the manager’s remarks about the 29-year-old? Have your say by commenting below!

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