By Harvey Byrne

The Scottish Premier League have selected Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths’ goal against Aberdeen as the August goal of the month.

Celtic beat Aberdeen 4-1 in their most recent league tie, which included a stunning goal from their 26-year-old forward.

The striker picked up the ball on the edge of Aberdeen’s box and managed to slam the ball into the top corner, not giving the opposition goalkeeper a chance to save it.

The SPL were clearly impressed by the strike and they have announced on their official Twitter account that the goal has been picked as their goal of the month.

Griffiths returned to Scotland from Championship side Wolves in 2014 and he has impressed with his goal return for the Scottish giants.

The striker has starred in 115 encounters for Celtic scoring 74 goals and has played a key role in helping Celtic win the league the last two years.

New manager Brendan Rodgers has challenged Griffiths with the addition of striker Moussa Dembele from Fulham in a £500,000 deal this summer.

However, Griffiths has returned with seven goals in nine appearances for the side this season with Rodgers getting off to a good start in charge of the Hoops, sitting at the top of the Scottish Premier League after three matches.

In other Celtic team news, Peter Lovenkrands believes that Joey Barton will be key against the Hoops on Saturday.