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‘BINNING GRIFF NOW MAKES NO SENSE,’ INSISTS EX-CELTIC HERO

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LEIGH GRIFFITHS was posted missing at Ibrox last weekend and CQN queried the decision-making of interim manager John Kennedy.

Former Celtic star Davie Provan poses the same query today in his column in the Scottish Sun on Sunday.

The player who starred in the night Billy McNeill’s 10 men won the league in 1979 wrote: “I’m still trying to figure out why Leigh Griffiths was on the Celtic team bus for last week’s Old Firm game.

“Celtic are two down after 57 minutes, desperately need a goal and Griffiths has scored in Celts’ last game at Pittodrie.

“Yet John Kennedy puts on Ismaila Soro, Ryan Christie and Mikey Johnston ahead of Griffiths?

“With Odsonne Edouard missing Celts’ Champions League qualifiers through Olympic duty, the Hoops will be well short of firepower unless they shell out major money.

“Binning Griff now makes no sense.”

Griffiths is sweating over his Hoops future with his current contract due to expire at the end of this month and the club so far failing to activate the 12-month option clause in his terms.

The 30-year-old hitman has struggled for goals – the stoppage-time leveller against Aberdeen was only his seventh strike of a troubled campaign – and has yet to play an entire 90 minutes.

The Scotland international will be hopeful of being given a chance to show he can still do a job for Celtic when they play St Johnstone at Parkhead on Wednesday and his former club Hibs at Easter Road on Saturday.

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