LEIGH GRIFFITHS is hoping to make his comeback against Ross County tomorrow afternoon following his enforced two-month absence.
The Celtic striker hasn’t featured since sustaining a calf injury after scoring the only goal of the game against former club Hibs at Parkhead on january 27.
Griffiths sought specialist advice as he looked to overcome the recurring problem. The sidelined Scotland frontman utilised the international break to work on his fitness and boss Brendan Rodgers has confirmed he could get a run against the Highlanders at Parkhead.
He said: “Leigh has trained well over the last couple of weeks and, hopefully, he will be available for the weekend.”
GLEE GRIFFITHS…the Celtic striker shows his joy after rifling in an unstoppable fee-kick for the only goal of the game when the Hoops defeated Ross County during a tense November encounter in Dingwall.
However, Kieran Tierney, who missed the goalless draw against Motherwell and was forced to withdraw from Scotland’s friendly fixtures against Costa Rica and Hungary, could still be missing.
The left-back is still suffering from a tight calf and Rodgers is unlikely to take a risk with the player as the Hoops zero in on an unprecedented back-to-back domestic treble triumph.
He said: “I think we are entering into a really exciting time. It is another period of the season where there is a chance to rewrite the history book and we will need everyone – players and supporters.
“We get another chances again now in these nine or 10 games to, hopefully, finish another historic season. But the message to the players will be that we look to the next game.”
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