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20th Oct, 2016 | 12:54pm

Griffiths delivers verdict on Celtic goalkeeper, states who should be number one

By Harvey Byrne

Leigh Griffiths has hailed Celtic team-mate Craig Gordon and has stated he should be Scotland’s number one goalkeeper.

Gordon, like Griffiths initially found himself in and out of the team under new manager Brendan Rodgers following the addition of Dorus de Vries in the summer.

However, the 33-year-old shot stopper has found himself between the sticks in the last six Hoops fixtures and looks to have reclaimed his place as the club’s number one goalkeeper.

He was involved in the club’s 2-0 defeat against German side Borussia Monchengladbach in midweek, but Griffiths stated he made a “world-class” save during the match and the result doesn’t reflect on his performance.

“I’ve said it before since Craigy walked in the door he’s been phenomenal,” said Griffiths to the Scottish Sun.

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“In my opinion he should be Scotland’s number one. Again, it’s not my decision but he keeps proving himself time and again for Celtic.

“His save from the boy in the first half from his snapshot was world-class, so going on tonight’s performance he shouldn’t be too hard on himself.

“We’ve got a massive game on Sunday, hopefully he keeps a clean sheet and we get into that final.”

Griffiths was reduced to a 71st minute appearance off of the bench in midweek and he has found himself pushed out of the side by the impressive Moussa Dembele.

However, he has featured in 14 encounters in the new campaign scoring eight goals and is looking to give Rodgers a selection headache.

The Hoops are now preparing for a huge clash against fierce rivals Rangers in the Scottish League Cup semi-final at Hampden in a fixture which both Griffiths and Gordon will be keen to be a part of.

In other Celtic news, Kolo Toure was highly critical of his performance against Monchengladbach in midweek.