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Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has a massive battle on his hands to win his place back in the first team.

The 27-year-old, who has just returned to full first team training, as reported by the Scottish Sun, was in fine form before suffering a hamstring injury which kept him out of action for six weeks.

He had scored two goals in two games, and had displaced Moussa Dembele as the number one striker at the club.

But in Griffiths’ absence, there is a chance he may have slipped down to number three striker at the club, thanks to Dembele’s resurgence and the recent excellent form of Odsonne Edouard.

Dembele has scored four goals in his last three games for the Hoops, whilst Edouard has two in two, including the winner against Rangers in the recent Old Firm derby.

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Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers usually only plays with one striker – who at the moment would have to be Dembele – and if he wanted to switch to a strike duo – like he did against Rangers – Edouard is in prime position to play that role.

As the Hoops only have one more game before the international break, it seems that Griffiths will have to wait a fortnight before making his return to the first team squad, and when he returns he will be raring to go.

But at the moment it is hard to find a place for him in the Hoops first team, and he may find himself kicking his heels on the bench before he makes his eventual return to the starting line-up.

In other Celtic news, Andy Walker has tipped the Hoops to win a high-scoring clash against Motherwell on Sunday

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