Leigh Griffiths could be making a possible return to the Celtic first team as confirmed by Neil Lennon after the striker has suffered from a host of issues since lockdown was declared.
Leigh has only had around 30 minutes of game time against Hibernian in a pre-season friendly since last May/June, as the striker was left behind from Celtic’s pre-season competition in France due to fitness issues.
Since then, there has been a host of personal and fitness issues that have surrounded the striker and now Neil Lennon has stated that there could be signs of him returning very soon to the first team.
We all hoped that Lennon was giving Griffiths a chance as we saw him play in that match against Hibs, it was a calf injury that sent him to the sidelines for a further stint out of the first team.
Although all of Celtic’s strikers scored against Ross County, the trio of Edouard, Ajeti and Klimala failed to net against St Mirren.
This could prove to Neil Lennon that in order to stick with certain formations, the need for a fourth striker seems priority.
The only issue would be that Lennon cannot play Griffiths just yet as the striker has had no football matches in any form since Hibernian.
“He’s fit but he’s not in the squad because he’s not trained or played enough football,” said Celtic manager Neil Lennon on forward Leigh Griffiths before tonight’s game. “In terms of the calf strain it looks like he’s over the worst of that now.”