LEIGH GRIFFITHS is standing by to make his long-awaited comeback against Motherwell at Parkhead tomorrow afternoon.
The 29-year-old Scotland striker hasn’t featured since a substitutes’ appearance against Hearts in Glasgow on August 25 when Ivorian Vakoun Issouf Bayo was chosen to start the 3-1 victory.
Griifiths, who scored a mere six goals last season in a campaign blighted by “personal issues”, has netted only two this time around and is desperate to get back into action after another lay-off with a thigh injury and a virus.
Neil Lennon, though, admitted he is contemplating introducing the hitman to the attack against the Fir Park outfit.
The Celtic boss knows he is short of back-up for Odsonne Edouard with Bayo now on the injury list and could be out for the rest of the year.
Lennon is likely to be without Israeli international right-back Hatem Abd Elhamed who limped off in the second-half of Thursday night’s historic 2-1 Europa League Group E win over Lazio in Rome.
Teenage Dutch sensation Jeremie Frimpong, who has already made four first-team outings since his deadline-day arrival from Manchester City, could take over the No.2 slot with on-loan Moritz Bauer also a consideration.
The Hoops gaffer hopes Australian playmaker Tom Rogic will be fit to play following a knee problem that saw him left in Scotland during the week.