LEIGH GRIFFITHS reckons he can become the Celtic head man – because of his new barnet.

The striker scored a rare headed goal to put the Hoops on their way to the League Cup semi-final win at Hampden. It was an historic goal for Celtic as it was the first one ever against the new club formed in 2012 from the liquidation ruins created by the debt-fueled spending of Sir David Murray – a man knighted for borrowing millions and not paying it back!

And Griffiths believes he netted because he has now got more up top.

He joked: “It must be all this new hair that I’ve got that helped me score with my head.

“Seriously, it was a great ball in from Stefan Johansen and I was just delighted to get on the end of it.

“I just had to gamble and get in between their two centre-backs.

“I managed that and then Stefan put in his great delivery.

“I didn’t know the ball was in the net until I heard the fans roaring.

“As you might expect, it was a great feeling.”

Griffiths revealed Ronny Deila’s game plan to reach next month’s League Cup final against Dundee United.

He added: “The manager wanted us to play at a high tempo and they wouldn’t be able to live with us,

“The first goal was always going to be important and we added another when Kris Commons scored.

“That settled everybody down.

“It was all about us on the day and we knew if we went our business in the right manner then we were going to win the game.”

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