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Celtic seem to be spoiled for choice when it comes to attacking options at the moment, as both Moussa Dembele and Odsonne Edouard have impressed in recent weeks.

But Leigh Griffiths deserves to be the first choice striker for Brendan Rodgers’ side when he returns from injury.

When the 27-year-old suffered a calf injury against his old club Hibernian in January, he was in his best form of the season. He was keeping both Edouard and Dembele out of the starting line-up, and had just scored his 12th goal of the season.

After being out of action for two months, Griffiths seems to be on the verge of a return to the first-team squad, and with the Old Firm Scottish Cup semi-final only three weeks away, Griffiths deserves to start some matches before then.

Griffiths has turned into a bit of an Old Firm specialist in recent games against Rangers, with a goal in the 2-0 win at Ibrox in September, as the Gers defence seem to find his forward movement very difficult to deal with.

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With the Hoops set to have three league matches against teams at the wrong end of the league table before the semi-final, Griffiths should be starting at least one of those games.

His eye for goal is unmatched at the club, and him being back to full fitness will be a huge boost as the Hoops aim to complete a second successive domestic treble.

In other Celtic news, the Hoops are set to play Ireland in Scott Brown’s testimonial

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