Former Scotland international Kris Boyd feels that time is running out for Leigh Griffiths to make an impact and has four weeks to save his Celtic career.
Boyd believes that Griffiths’ time at Parkhead is running out and he now has four weeks to save his career.
He said (via Evening Times): “Leigh Griffiths right now is at that crossroads in his career.
“He needs to be first in, he needs to be last away. He needs to train every single day to the best of his ability because he’s not going to play. He’s miles behind Odsonne Edouard.
“For me, he has got four weeks to save his Celtic career. If he doesn’t show Neil Lennon inside these four weeks, they will go and recruit a striker in January and for me, it will be over for Griffiths.”
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So far this season, Griffiths has played 11 times in all competitions for the Hoops and has found the back of the net three times, racking up one assist.
He returned to action for the club in their previous league game against Livingston, coming on from the bench to play 22 minutes. In Celtic’s recent 4-1 win over Ross County, Griffiths also played 14 minutes after coming on.
He was recovering a hamstring injury and his last appearance before injury came in the club’s 3-1 win over Hearts.
Last season, the Scotland man had played 20 times in all competitions for the club, contributing to eight goals. At the turn of the year, he took a break from playing the game. He later revealed that the reason was his mental health issues.
The striker joined Celtic from Wolves in the winter of 2014 for a fee of £1million. In total, Griffiths has played 214 times in all competitions for the club and has racked up a tally of 107 goals, bagging 46 assists too.
It is unfair to say that Griffiths has only four weeks to salvage his career. While Boyd is right when he says that time could be running out for Griffiths, his time should not be up as early as the upcoming winter transfer window.
Despite having played only 11 times, the striker has contributed to four goals in total and that is a very useful contribution. The Hoops need more depth in the striker position, considering how Odsonne Edouard is the only highly reliable option they have in that area. Even though Lewis Morgan has started the last two games, an in-form Griffiths will get the club more goals than Morgan. History shows that.