Celtic ace Leigh Griffiths has admitted it is a huge relief to be back to full fitness and concentrate on getting back into Brendan Rodgers’ starting XI ahead of the clash against Dundee on Wednesday.

The Hoops striker has been out of action since the end of January with a calf injury but returned to the squad for the weekend win over Ross County.

The 27-year-old revealed it was a “big weight” off his shoulders to be fit as the season nears its conclusion.

“It’s a huge relief. A big weight off my shoulders. I can just concentrate on the football now and try and get back in the team,” Griffiths said, as quoted by the club’s official Twitter account.

The Scotland international could return to the starting XI for Wednesday’s visit of Dundee or the weekend trip to Hamilton as Rodgers’ side march towards a seventh successive title.

With an Old Firm Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden in April 15th, Griffiths’ return has come at the perfect time for Celtic.

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Griffiths has scored 12 times and contributed eight assists in 33 appearances so far this season.

Football Insider verdict:

Griffiths’ return to fitness will provide a huge boost to Brendan Rodgers’ side and give them some extra options as the season nears the end. After missing the last few months of action, Griffiths should have an extra spark about him and inject some energy into the Hoops over the final weeks of the season. With Griffiths only three goals away from 100 for Celtic, you can be sure the 27-year-old will be doing all he can to get on the scoresheet regularly in the coming weeks.

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