Michael Stewart has tipped returning Celtic star Leigh Griffiths to force his way back into the Scotland set-up and lead his country to glory.

Even under a new regime with Scotland, Steve Clarke still continues to make the bad choices that previous managers have made.

They seem to think that if a player ply’s his trade in English football then it makes them instantly great, that’s far from it.

Lyndon Dykes and Olivier McBurnie were given the start from Steve Clarke but failed to set the pitch alight, both lacked any hunger to lead an attack.

Olivier McBurnie should be nowhere near that Scotland team as he’s rotten and some fans have even branded him as “dug meat”.

Michael Stewart has backed the Celtic star to hit top form and force Clarke to pick him for Scotland’s play-off clash with Serbia in November.

Stewart stated:

“Leigh Griffiths showed last week he can still score a goal out of absolutely nothing.

“Now Steve Clarke has to take the striker with him to Serbia to give us something to believe in next month.”

“But we don’t have to play anti-football to reach the finals — and that’s where Griffiths comes in for me.

“I’ll be honest, I was staggered he wasn’t in the squad in the first place. His goal at St Johnstone last week was enough to get him back in the frame, for me.

“Celtic have far more attacking options than Scotland do at the moment, yet he can still come in and win valuable games for them. He brings life to their team and he’d do the same for Clarke’s side.

“And at big moments, like free-kicks, he could be one to make the difference.
If it was up to me I’d have Griffiths in the squad right now because I think he could make a difference right away.”

The Celtic star came on as a substitute last week in Perth and helped the Scottish Champions earn all three vital points.