LEIGH GRIFFITHS could be in football limbo this month if Dundee boss James McPake decides to send the 31-year-old striker back to Celtic.

The Hoops hitman joined the Dens Park outfit on loan in the summer, but there is a break clause in the contract that could see the former Scotland international returned to Parkhead, according to a report in the Scottish Sun.

The Tayside club’s chiefs Tim Keyes and John Nelms have been unimpressed by Griffiths’ contribution – just nine starts and two goals – and they are considering the player’s future.

Griffiths, whose deal at Celtic expires at the end of May this year, has struggled for fitness and form, with a total of only 14 appearances.

Boss McPake, a former Livingston and Hibs team-mate of the forward, is struggling for attack leaders with Jason Cummings heading for the exit because of a disciplinary issue while another former Hoops raider Cillian Sheridan is out with a ruptured Achilles tendon.

There is no future for Griffiths in Glasgow, despite Ange Postecoglou extending his deal by 12 months in the summer.

Griffiths made an appearance in the pre-season friendly against West Ham before heading for Dundee.

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