CELTIC legend Frank McGarvey hopes Leigh Griffiths gets the opportunity to become a Ton-Up Bhoy at Parkhead on Sunday.

The Hoops striker is just two goals short of an elite band of 28 players to hit a century for the club.

McGarvey is one of the centurians and reckons the Scotland international hitman deserves to get the nod ahead of Moussa Dembele to face Graeme Murty’s side as the champions zero in on their seventh successive title.

He said: “I would pick Griffiths for this game every time. For me, he’s Celtic’s best striker.

“Dembele can be what he wants to be. On his day, he is a fantastic striker.

“But what day is that? You never know what you’ll get from him week to week. Griffiths is just coming back from injury and didn’t do much against Hibs, but he’ll be sharper for the hour in that game.

“If he gets a start against Rangers, there is no way he would let Celtic down.

“He makes clever runs, he scores goals and also creates them. From free-kicks, he is deadly.

“He is on 98 Celtic goals and it’s just a matter of time before he joins the 100 club. I would love to see him do it against Rangers.”

McGarvey expects Celtic to clinch the title on Sunday – a fortnight after the 4-0 hammering of the Ibrox side in the Scottish Cup semi-final.

He added: “I couldn’t really believe the way Rangers stood off Celtic. I thought back to the 3-2 game a few weeks before and that was one of the best Old Firm games I’d seen in years.

“You then look at the way Hibs performed against Celtic at Easter Road. They made a real game of it.

“Hibs didn’t stand off Celtic for a minute and, while I was disappointed Celtic didn’t clinch the title, you couldn’t grudge Hibs the win.

“It also means that Celtic now have the chance to go and finish the job against Rangers.

“But I do think it will be a lot more competitive than the last game. It certainly can’t be any easier.

“Brendan Rodgers’ players will also have a point to prove after losing to Hibs and I’d expect them to be fired up.”

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