Celtic given huge striker boost ahead of PSG showdown - confirmed
By Harry Sykes
Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has revealed he is fit to face Paris Saint-Germain in Tuesday night’s Champions League showdown.
Griffiths, 27, sat out Friday’s 4-1 win over Hamilton Academical after picking up a calf injury on Scotland duty.
But he has shaken off the slight calf knock and is ready to be pitched into action for the first of the Hoops’ six group stage matches.
Griffiths told the Scottish Sun: “I’m fighting fit, ready to go and I’m really looking forward to it. I did a bit of running on Saturday and then trained today, so it’s all good.”
The 15-times Scotland international has suffered a number of muscle related injuries over the last 18 months and sat out the start of last season’s Champions League due to a hamstring injury.
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He has also been unable to start three of Celtic’s five Scottish Premiership matches this season.
But the striker showed his value in the play-off matches against Astana and can’t wait to pick up on that form against PSG and their £400million strike force of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani.
In nine appearances in all competitions for Celtic this season, Griffiths has scored five goals and supplied five assists.
On-loan signing Odsonne Edouard led the Hoops front line against Hamilton in the absence of Griffiths and Moussa Dembele.
In other Celtic team news, the club are in advanced talks to sign up an enforcer, with the deal to be done this month.