Date: 18th November 2017 at 6:07pm
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By James Black

Striker Leigh Griffiths has set his sights on smashing the 100 goal barrier for Celtic after making it 94 against Ross County on Saturday.

The Hoops striker scored a fantastic free-kick in Dingwall to secure a 1-0 win for Brendan Rodgers’ side and extend their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership to six points.

The win also extended Celtic’s record-breaking unbeaten domestic run to 64 games without defeat.

Griffiths was a second-half substitute as the Scottish champions struggled to break down Owen Coyle’s side in the Highlands before ‘Sparky’ curled home from distance.

“I’ll just keep chipping away and help the team get three points,” Griffiths said as quoted by the club’s official website.

“That’s the most important thing. If I can get to the 100-mark, then I’ll be absolutely buzzing. I’m hoping to do that before the end of the year and we have a lot of games between now and then.

“When it happens it’ll be special but right now my focus is on going back down the road, recovering and looking forward to Wednesday night.”

Griffiths will be hoping his goal can earn him a place back in Rodgers’ starting XI with two massive games coming up for the Hoops over the next week.

On Wednesday night, the Scottish champions travel to Paris to take on Paris Saint-Germain in the Parc des Princes.

A draw against the free-spending French side would see the Hoops secure a place in the Europa League after Christmas if Anderlecht lose to Bayern in the other game in the group.

Then Rodgers’ side face Motherwell in the Scottish League Cup at Hampden as they look to secure the first part of a back-to-back domestic treble.

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