Celtic

By James Black

Davie Hay believes Leigh Griffiths will have given Brendan Rodgers “food for thought” when he picks his team to face Ross County after the international break.

Griffiths has been off the boil a little in recent weeks before succumbing to injury and missing the Hoops’ record-breaking 4-0 win over St. Johnstone.

With Moussa Dembele back fully-fit Brendan Rodgers faces making a decision over which of the two prolific strikers will spearhead his attack but Hay reckons Griffiths isn’t likey to back down from the fight.

“Leigh Griffiths has answered every challenge that has been put before him at Celtic and it looks as though he will need to roll his sleeves up and get ready to do it again,” Hay said, as quoted by the Evening Times.

“He looked fit and sharp and while I think that most of us would say that when fully firing on all cylinders that Moussa Dembele is a force to be reckoned with, the form of Griffiths this season has given Rodgers food for thought.

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“With Dembele back in the team, Griffiths will know that he needs to get back on it in order to get himself back in there.

“But if you could say anything about Griffiths is that he has never sat back and accepted things if they weren’t going for him.

“In some ways he might actually benefit from this period and getting in a bit of rest.”

Griffiths has scored eight times in 21 appearances for far this season – and has contributed a further 8 assists – as he started the season as Celtic’s main striker with Dembele injured.

The Frenchman has since returned to full fitness and has scored five times in his last five games.

Dembele ended last season as Celtic’s top goalscorer and – despite his late start – will be hoping to repeat the feat again.

Both players have been vital players as Celtic have embarked on a record-breaking 63-game unbeaten domestic streak.

Celtic face a difficult month in November with a trip to Paris to face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League and a League Cup final against Motherwell at Hampden coming up.

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