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‘I’M HAPPY TO GIVE BOSS PROBLEMS,’ GRIFFITHS

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LEIGH GRIFFITHS admits he is happy to give Brendan Rodgers problems as the Celtic boss prepares for the Champions League visit of Manchester City tomorrow night.
Last season’s 40-goal man returned from injury to score his eighth of the campaign in the 6-1 destruction of Kilmarnock at the weekend.
Griffiths came on as a second-half substitute for Moussa Dembele, who had already claimed a double to hoist his tally to 10.unspecified-8
Now Rodgers has to weigh up who starts in the European top-flight encounter at Parkhead – or go with both in-form frontmen.
Griffiths, who missed four games with a hamstring problem, said: “I had been out for awhile, so it was nice to come back with a goal.
“We scored six, but it could have been a whole lot more. It’s not just me, but all the boys are hungry for goals.
“There’s myself, Scott Sinclair, James Forrest, Moussa Dembele and Tom Rogic. We all got on the scoresheet against Killie and it will give the manager a selection headache ahead of the Manchester City game.”
Griffiths had only been on the pitch for two minutes when he scored the Hoops’ fourth goal when he deflected in a header from Jozo Simunovic following a corner-kick.
The international striker joked: “Jozo was raging that I got a touch to the ball just in front of the goalkeeper.
“But that’s what I’m there to do, pick up any bits and pieces in and around the box.
“Thankfully, I scored and it’s put me in good stead for Wednesday.”
Griffiths revealed nothing had been pre-arranged to give Sinclair the penalty-kick that allowed him to overtake club legend Jimmy McGrory’s record of scoring in five successive league games.
The attacker was pulled down by Greg Taylor for referee Nick Walsh to award a spot-kick in the 72nd minute. In the absence of Dembele, Griffiths was ready to take the kick.
He said: “Mikael Lustig came up to remind me that Scott could break the record.
“We’re a team here and I had no hesitation in handling the ball to him and he did the rest to go into the history books.”
* Griffiths was talking to Celtic TV.
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