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GO-AHEAD FOR GRIFF?

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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.

 

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