LEIGH GRIFFITHS believes he has proved he can form a partnership with Moussa Dembele after the pair combined to beat Comedy Club Sevco Rangers.

The Scotland striker emerged as a second-half substitute and set up the Frenchman for his dramatic winner with just three minutes left in the Betfred League Cup semi-final.

Since being injured in the lead-up to the previous meeting of the rivals – a 5-1 win with the former Fulham frontman caliming a hat-trick – Griffiths has had to make do with a place on the bench.unspecified-68

But Rodgers threw on last season’s 40-goal man for the last 25 minutes at Hampden and it proved the difference as the Hoops claimed a place in next month’s Final against Aberdeen.

Now the striker has called on Brendan Rodgers to unleash the double-act – with the trip to Monchengladbach in the Champions League looming a week on Tuesday.

Griffiths said: “The times we’ve played together have been limited. But when we have done so we’ve shown we can work well together. We’ve linked up.

“We showed it against Astana when I rolled the ball back for Moussa and we got the penalty.

“The same again today. The signs are there that we can play together.

“But it’s up to the manager if he decides to go two up top.”
Griffiths had a great chance to score late on when he was through on Matt Gilks and tried to chip the keeper.
He added: “I’m devastated about that. I tried to put it over him, but it wasn’t to be.
“If they’d gone up the park and scored, I’d have put myself in a hole.”
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