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1st Apr, 2018 | 2:52pm

Celtic 27-year-old needs game-time ASAP and must start v Dundee


Leigh Griffiths made his long-awaited Celtic return in the 3-0 win over Ross County on Saturday, playing the last 20 minutes in what was his first appearance for the Bhoys since suffering a calf injury against Hibernian.

Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers will be delighted to have the 27-year-old back and fit once again, as he was in great form before he suffered the injury.

The aim for Griffiths should be to start in the upcoming Scottish Cup semi-final against Rangers in two weeks time, and to that end the Hoops attacker should start in the Bhoys’ next league fixture, against Dundee on Wednesday night.

The Hoops have two league games before the semi-final, against Dundee and Hamilton, and Griffiths should get substantial game time in both fixtures, perhaps an hour against Dundee and the entire match against Hamilton will ensure that he is raring to go for the Old Firm derby.

Griffiths has a very good record in matches against Rangers, and Rodgers should start him in the semi-final alongside Moussa Dembele, as the pair could cause Graeme Murty’s side all sorts of problems should they click into gear.

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Griffiths is more than capable of returning to the side with a goal or two, and he can fill his boots and prove he deserves to start the semi-final by starting against Dundee.

In other Celtic news, Brendan Rodgers was livid at a challenge on Scott Brown in the win over Ross County

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