Leigh Griffiths celebrates scoring against England

By James Black

Rangers fans have hailed Leigh Griffiths on Twitter even though Scotland failed in their quest to make the 2018 World Cup after only managing a draw in last night’s final qualification game with Slovenia.

The Scots took a first-half lead through Leigh Griffiths before the hosts quickly recovered to put themselves into a 2-1 lead.

Robert Snodgrass equalised late on but with Scotland needing to take all three points to make next month’s playoffs, it wasn’t enough for Gordon Strachan’s side.

Despite playing his club football for Celtic, Rangers fans were quick to take to Twitter and praise Griffiths’ performance in the dark blue of Scotland over the qualifying campaign after being ignored by Gordon Strachan in the opening games.

Here are some of their comments:

Griffiths scored four times for Scotland during the World Cup qualifying campaign and his two goals dug the Scots out of a hole against England at Hampden.

Fans are generally in agreement that he should be Scotland’s main striker and are baffled that it took Gordon Strachan so long to come to the same realisation.

Early in the campaign, Strachan put his faith in Chris Martin, claiming Griffiths was too small for international football, before making the ridiculous claim last night that Scotland were “genetically behind” other nations.

It’s unclear if Strachan will remain as Scotland boss for the Euro 2020 qualifiers but it looks as though whoever is in charge will need to have a bit more faith in Griffiths than Strachan.

In other Rangers news, Ally McCoist has admitted he has to be scraped off the ceiling when this Celtic player scored in a big derby clash.

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