Leigh Griffiths has been reflecting on a special weekend in which he scored a hat-trick for the Hoops in a comfortable 5-0 win over St Mirren with his return to form coming at the perfect time given the next fixture on the calendar.
Will Griffiths start up front at Ibrox with Edouard?
Celtic travel to Ibrox for the third Glasgow Derby of the league campaign looking to cement their domestic dominance and pile further misery onto Steven Gerrard and the Rangers supporters and speaking to the club’s media team, Griffiths is keen to make up for lost time:
“There’s definitely more to come from me, I can still get fitter and work on my game every day at training, which is what I’m trying to do. I love playing at Ibrox. But whether I start or not, or if I’m kept on the bench and used as an impact sub, I’ll delighted to play my part.”
“There are loads of players that are chomping at the bit, though, especially in a game of that magnitude. We just want to go there and win. It’s always the games you want to play, but we’ll take it as it comes next week.”
Hoops fans were delighted with Griffiths’ weekend performance and took to Twitter to congratulate him and to let Neil Lennon know – in no uncertain terms – what they want to see at Ibrox at the weekend.
For the love of God just start him with Eddy on Sunday please 🙌🏻
— Andy Nolan 🤙🏻 (@AndyNolanBCS) March 8, 2020
Well done Leigh you have worked so hard in so many ways , absolutely delighted for you , nice to see you smiling 🙏🏻 God bless , go get the match ball next week too ! 🍀🍀
— Clarabelle (@clarabellabooo) March 9, 2020
Good to see @Leighgriff09 doing what he does best 💚
— margaret (@mags80oc) March 8, 2020
A special request….a Double would be wonderful at “MORDOR”….. Welcome back fella..🥂🥂🥂
— Robbie Linden (@RobbieLinden2) March 8, 2020
Great to see Griff scoring goals and his all round game was top notch, a few good performances from the team yesterday.
— Jimmy Bhoy 45% (@travellinbhoy) March 8, 2020
great to have you back to form again…..👍👍👍👍👍⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
— Frank Rourke (@FrankRourke7) March 8, 2020
Lennon has only reverted back from the 3-5-2 formation – that has worked so well – in European football and the announcement of the line-up will be greatly anticipated on Sunday, with such a big lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership he knows he can go all guns blazing with little impact on their title bid, it would take a brave man to omit a player on such a good run of form, especially given the opposition.