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26th Nov, 2017 | 1:44pm

'He's got goals in him' - Lennon states Rodgers must pick this Celtic star in cup final

Celtic legends Chris Sutton and Neil Lennon have differing opinions who should start up-front for Celtic in this afternoon’s Betfred Cup Final against Motherwell.

As discussed on BT Sport Football’s twitter account, Sutton opted for Moussa Dembele to start up front, while the current Hibs boss Lennon picked Griffiths.

Lennon said: “Griffiths will be fresh, he’s got goals in him, he likes it here (Hampden).”

Both players have been amongst the goals this season, with Dembele having scored seven and Griffiths scoring nine.

Dembele started Celtic’s 7-1 defeat against PSG on Wednesday night, giving Celtic the lead in under a minute with an expert finish.

Griffiths spent the entirety of the game against PSG on the bench. He showed his goalscoring ability from off the bench last week, with a late free-kick winner for Celtic against Ross County.

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In last season’s Betfred Cup Final, Dembele started and scored Celtic’s third goal in the 3-0 victory over Aberdeen, whilst Griffiths didn’t come on as a substitute until the 91st minute.

Dembele also helped Celtic reach today’s final, coming on as a sub and scoring twice in last month’s 4-2 semi-final victory over Hibs.

Today’s final against Motherwell is the first of three games between Celtic and the steelmen in the next six days, with league encounters at Fir Park on Wednesday and Celtic Park on Saturday to look forward to.

In other Celtic team news, Scott Brown has had a dig at Motherwell’ tough guy tactics ahead of this afternoon’s game 

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