LEIGH GRIFFITHS’ future is entirely in his own hands, insists Celtic legend Sir Kenny Dalglish.
The 29-year-old striker was axed by a furious Neil Lennon from the travelling squad for the Hoops’ three-game preparation in France.
Griffiths was left at home to train at Lennoxtown because the Parkhead gaffer accused him of being “overweight”. The Scotland international was back in Glasgow while the champions took on Nice in a 1-1 draw on Thursday and Lyon, during a 2-1 loss, last night.
And the frontman, who brought down the curtain on last season with a hat-trick in the 5-0 Premiership victory over St Mirren on March 7, will be missing again when Lennon takes his men to the French capital to face Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday.
Dalglish, writing in his Sunday Post column, said: “It’s sad to see there has been a wee bit of a fall-out between Celtic and Leigh Griffiths.
“Neil Lennon has made his feelings absolutely clear on the situation on the pre-season tour of France and the player has been left in no doubt as to where he stands right now.
“Rules are rules and all players need to adhere to the guidelines given by the manager and his staff.
“If you don’t follow clear instructions and your fitness isn’t up to the required standard, then you can’t expect to play football.
“Neil will be hoping for a positive reaction from his player.
“The ball is very firmly back in Leigh’s court and everyone will have their eyes on how this develops.”
Griffiths is highly unlikely to be in the squad when the champions kick off their bid for their tenth successive title against Hamilton Accies in the east end of Glasgow on Sunday, August 2.