LEIGH GRIFFITHS will still be in Scotland when his Celtic team-mates embark upon their European adventure in Armenia this evening.

The injured striker failed to make the trip for the first qualifier against Alashkert, but boss Brendan Rodgers is backing the hitman to swiftly overcome the setback.

The Hoops gaffer said: “The medical team is saying it is just a thigh problem, but it is not anything major.

“Hopefully, when we get back he will be ready to train with the team. I will get a report on that when I return.

“Sometimes you can pull your thigh and be out for up to three months, but I don’t think it’s that.”

Griffiths is eager to get involved as soon as possible. He had hoped to hit his 100th goal for the Parkhead outfit in the closing months of last season.

However, he is stuck on 97 and wants to strike his magical ton in the opening weeks of the new campaign.

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