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‘I’M AIMING TO BECOME A TON-UP BHOY,’ GRIFFITHS

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LEIGH GRIFFITHS has set his sights on becoming a Ton-Up Bhoy at Celtic.

The prolific striker is under contract until 2020 and has no intention of abandoning his bid to make history at the Hoops.

Griffiths has thumped in 96 goals for the champions and is aiming to join greats such as Kenny Dalglish, Jimmy Johnstone, Henrik Larsson, John Hartson and John Hughes as a Celtic Centurian.

The Scotland international frontman said: “I don’t want to leave here. It’s a massive club and I love playing for this team.

“I am focusing on trying to hit that 100-goal mark and won’t be going anywhere.

“There have been lots of strikers who have come and gone, but I’m still here.

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“The quicker I hit that 100-goal mark the better.

“I’ve scored throughout my career, whether it was at Livingston, Dundee or wherever, so I’ve never had any doubts about it.

“It just so happens I am playing for the biggest club in Scotland, scoring goals and making a name for myself.”

Only 20 players have made it to a ton for the Parkhead men with Larsson, Jimmy McGrory, Bobby Lennox, Stevie Chalmers and Jimmy Quinn all going beyond 200.

Others such as Dalglish, Johnstone, Hughes, Dixie Deans, Bobby Murdoch and Brian McClair have their place in the record books.

Griffiths said: “It would mean a lot to me. I’ve never scored more than 50 goals for a club, so to get 100 at a club like this would be massive.

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“The last player to do it was John Hartson more than 17 years ago. You just look at the strikers who have been here over the years who have scored a lot of goals, but didn’t get to the 100 mark.

“There are not many who’ve managed it.

“But I am just concentrating on trying to stretch Celtic’s lead at the top of the table and trying to get a run of games.”

Griffiths hit No.96 with the winner against Partick Thistle on Tuesday night to stretch the Hoops’ lead at the top of the Premiership to 11 points as they zero in on their seventh successive crown.

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