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GRIFF ‘NOT WANTED’ CLAIM

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LEIGH GRIFFITHS is NOT on Aberdeen’s wanted list as new boss Stephen Glass prepares for next season.

The Celtic frontman has been linked with a reunion with close friend Scott Brown at the Dons as his Hoops future hovers in the balance.

Griffiths, who will be 31 in August, is waiting to hear if the Parkhead side will activate the last year of his contract, as CQN reported last week.

Interim manager John Kennedy has been unable to issue guarantees the player will get game time in an effort to impress with a wretched campaign coming to a halt.

The one-time prolific hitman, who was signed by Neil Lennon in a £1.2million deal from Wolves in January 2014, could be on his way as a free agent if an extension is not triggered.

OH, NO…Leigh Griffiths shows his anguish as he misses a chance against Falkirk.

Griffiths has scored only seven goals in all competitions this season and has struggled right from the off after a public fall-out with ex-gaffer Neil Lennon over weight issues before the club’s four-game pre-season tour of France. The player was left out of the travelling squad and he has since laboured to make an impact.

There have been mentions of Dons and Hibs, his boyhood favourites, showing an interest, but reports insist he will not be joining his old Hoops mate Brown in the north east.

New boss Glass is looking to add to his striking options for next season with Fraser Hornby, Callum Hendry and Flo Kamberi’s loan spells all due to come to an end.

Instead of looking at Griffiths, though, the former Pittodrie and Easter Road midfielder is focusing on persuading 22-year-old frontman Bruce Anderson, currently on loan at Hamilton Accies, to sign an extension.

OFF TARGET…Leigh Griffiths fails with a free-kick in the 1-0 loss to Ross County in Dingwall in February.

Glass will be on the look-out for forwards, but the Celtic attacker is not a name that has been put to his board or is being considered, according to a report in the Daily Record.

Griffiths is at the crossroads at Parkhead and blew his chance of making an impression when he made his first start under Kennedy in the 3-0 Scottish Cup third round win over League One leaders Falkirk. The forward fluffed two reasonable chances in the first-half and was hooked in the 61st minute with Albian Ajeti taking his place.

Now the former Scotland international raider faces the fall-out of a nightmarish campaign for the club with the Scottish Cup the only silverware available to make sure it is not a trophyless year.

Kennedy, though, is likely to include the natural goalscorer in his squad for Ibrox on Sunday. And Griffiths can only hope he gets the opportunity to show his qualities in Govan.

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