BBC pundit Tam McManus has named Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths as the one player that the team is badly missing as he recovers from a groin injury.

McManus, as quoted on his personal Twitter account, believes that Griffiths was missed badly during the Hoops’ goalless draw against Motherwell, when the team struggled to break down a Motherwell side who had been reduced to 10 men.

“This is the type of game Celtic miss Leigh Griffiths massively,” McManus said.


Griffiths has been out since January, after picking up an injury during a match against Hibernian.

The injury came at the worst possible time for Griffiths, as he was in a fine run of form and has displaced Moussa Dembele as the Bhoys’ number striker.

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Griffiths could certainly have added a different aspect to the Hoops attack, and previously this season he has won close matches for the Hoops, for example the late free-kick which clinched the three points against Ross County. The Bhoys do lack something when Griffiths doesn’t play, and he would have been a useful option even off the bench against Motherwell. The Steelmen’s defence would have hated coming up against Griffiths rather than the struggling Scott Sinclair, who turned in another poor performance. Hopefully Griffiths will return to the side after the international break, it would be a massive help to the Hoops as they aim to win a second consecutive domestic treble.

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