Paul Robinson heaped praise on Celtic attacker Leigh Griffiths following his performance against Partick Thistle on Saturday.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the ex-England goalkeeper admitted he thought Griffiths had been spurred on by those questioning his future on social media.
The experienced Hoops striker recently deleted his Twitter after posting a cryptic post, before returning to the social media platform.
Robinson claimed Griffiths is using social media as a positive fuel and proved a point in his latest outing by scoring in the 2-1 win over Partick Thistle.
When asked whether Griffiths is spurred on in the best possible way by his uncertain future based on his latest display, Robinson told Football Insider: “Sometimes things do have an effect on you.
“These type of things do have an effect on players, whether it be positive or negative, and he seems to be using it in a positive manner.
“His performances are certainly very good and he got a goal the other day, so he seems to be using everything as a positive fuel.
“With the world of social media, some players either sink or swim over it and he’s swimming and proving a point.”
Griffiths has played 19 times across all competitions for the Hoops this season, scoring four goals and registering one assist in the process.
The 29-year-old attacker has been at Parkhead since joining the Hoops from Wolves in 2014 and is under contract to stay with Celtic until 2022.