'It's difficult to tell' - Celtic senior player makes plea to Rodgers
Celtic forward Leigh Griffiths has made a desperate plea to Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers to give him more game time as he makes his return from injury.
The 27-year-old senior player claims that he is unable to tell how fit he is until the Hoops boss gives him more minutes on the pitch.
Griffiths made his first appearance for the Hoops since January in Saturday’s 3-0 win over Ross County, and the hitman made the confession that he needs to play on the Bhoys’ official Twitter account.
“It’s difficult to tell because I need a run of games for that. The only way to do that is working hard in training and trying to catch manager’s eye,” Griffiths said.
????️ LG on match sharpness: "It's difficult to tell because I need a run of games for that. The only way to do that is working hard in training and trying to catch manager's eye."
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) April 3, 2018
Griffiths was in fine form before his injury problem flared up, scoring the winning goals against Partick and Hibernian and establishing himself as the Hoops’ number one striker.
Since then Moussa Dembele and Odsonne Edouard have staked their claim as top striker, but Griffiths will be hoping for a start against Dundee on Wednesday to get back into the groove.
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Depending on how the Hoops boss feels, Griffiths might need to wait a while before he gets back into the Hoops’ starting line-up. The 27-year-old really was unlucky to suffer the injury when he did, as since then Dembele has got back into form, whilst Edouard has also chipped in with some vital goals. Griffiths will be especially desperate to play in the upcoming Scottish Cup semi-final against Rangers, but he might well be satisfied with a place on the bench. We shall know more about the manager’s plans should Griffiths start against Dundee, if he does he’s back in contention to be number one striker, if he doesn’t he’s firmly behind Dembele.
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