Celtic fans will be eager to see Griffiths

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Many Celtic fans will be chomping at the bit to see Leigh Griffiths pull on the Hoops jersey again after Kris Commons gushed about him.

The pundit delivered his verdict on the potential impact the 28-year-old forward could have on Neil Lennon’s side and hyped up just how vital he could be.

“He is vital I think when Leigh Griffiths is at the top of his game I don’t think he is just an asset for Celtic but for his country as well,” said Commons on Sky Sports Football (14:50, Saturday April 27th).

“I think he is a goal machine but he has to be in the right frame of mind, his health and mental state is what is paramount.

“I think he is doing light training at Celtic and is not back with the full squad, it won’t take him long to get up to speed.

“One thing that Leigh is probably guilty of is picking up niggling injuries, hamstring, calf injures that have kept him out and made him not quite as fit.

“However when he is fit, he is a huge asset and he’ll give Lennon, or whoever comes in, the option to play two up front as I think at this minute, Celtic haven’t got the personal that can play two up front.”

Commons may have shared his concerns about Griffiths’ injury record, but aside from that, he can’t seem to say enough nice words.

The fact the pundit dubbed the 28-year-old a goal machine and pointed out that he could give the Hoops the option to play two up front, Hoops supporters will be chomping at the bit to see a player feature who could instantly boost the club’s firepower.

Celtic have only managed four goals in their last four games, with three of them coming in the one match,  so are crying out for more options up front.

While Griffiths only managed two goals in 11 league outings this season before stepping away from the field, Commons is right to suggest that the 28-year-old can be a goal machine.

So with that in mind, anticipation is surely building among Celtic fans over seeing Griffiths back in action.

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