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Leigh Griffiths was handed a huge chance to make a claim to be the number one striker at Celtic in the match against Hibernian, but he blew it.

The 27-year-old was handed his first start in three months after Moussa Dembele missed out on the potential title winning party due to injury, but aside from one early shot which was saved by Ofir Marciano he failed to have much of an impact on the game.

The Hoops lost 2-1 and failed to clinch the league title, and to make matters worse for Griffiths the man who replaced him in the 65th minute, Odsonne Edouard, scored the Bhoys’ consolation goal late on in the game.

What the game at Easter Road really said is that the Hoops lack a focal point when Dembele is not in the team, and despite being a great goalscorer Griffiths is not as good a player as Dembele.

Heading into the potential Old Firm title decider next Sunday, it wouldn’t be that much of a shock if Edouard started if Dembele misses out due to injury, after his excellent performance at Ibrox in March, with Griffiths likely to be on the bench again.

Griffiths is still a very valuable player for the Hoops, and can still score plenty of goals, but he missed a big chance to make the striker position his own at Easter Road.

In other Celtic news, Craig Gordon was slated by fans for his performance against Hibernian

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