LEIGH GRIFFITHS’ magnificent free-kick winner against Ross County was his 94th goal for Celtic – and he revealed he is aiming to become a Century Bhoy before the new year.
The 27-year-old Scotland striker curled home the only goal of the game in Dingwall as the champions moved six points clear at the top of the Premiership with Aberdeen losing 2-0 at home to Motherwell.
Griffiths said: “I’ll just keep chipping away and help the team get three points.
“That’s the most important thing. If I can get to the 100 mark, then I’ll be absolutely buzzing.
“I’m hoping to do that before the end of the year and we have a lot of games between now and then.
“When it happens, it’ll be special, but right now my focus is on going back down the road, recovering and looking forward to Paris Saint-Germain Wednesday night.
“Dingwall is always a difficult place to come, the pitch wasn’t great and, in the first-half, we had the sun in our eyes.
“However, we go from the first minute to the 90th and it doesn’t matter when we score, as long as we do it and get three points.
“I’ve had a lot of practice with the free-kicks over the summer and nine times out of 10, I’ve either hit it over the bar or the keeper has made a save.
“Thankfully, that’s the one which got us the three points.”
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