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‘WE DON’T LISTEN TO OUTSIDE NOISE,’ INSISTS GRIFF

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LEIGH GRIFFITHS has no doubt Celtic possess the best players in Scotland.

And the 30-year-old striker, who is in the squad for this afternoon’s encounter against St Johnstone at Parkhead, insists he would NOT contemplate swapping any of his team-mates with any other performing in the Premiership.

Asked if he believed the nine-in-a-row champions still had the best squad in the country, Griffiths snapped back: “One million per cent.

“I wouldn’t change anybody in our changing room for anyone else in Scotland.

“That’s my view on it and I think everybody else in here would feel the exact same way.

“But we need the results to start talking and, hopefully, that starts on Sunday.”

Griffiths has struggled against injury in his fight for game-time in Neil Lennon’s side who go into today’s game against the Perth outfit 11 points adrift of Steven Gerrard’s Ibrox club who face Ross County in Dingwall three hours before the kick-off in the east end of Glasgow.

Scotland’s title kings have failed to spark on a consistent basis and have won only two of their last 10 outings while shipping an unacceptable 27 goals, but the Scotland international frontman is adamant they can swiftly get back on track.

Former Ibrox chairman Dave King has made extravagant boasts about his former team and estimates the value of Gerrard’s player pool to be around £200million.

He also stated that they can halt Celtic’s run of success and go into a new era for the Govan outfit.

Griffiths, speaking to the Sunday Mail, responded: “Listen, they can talk however they like. We keep everything in-house.

“We know what we’re all about and if we keep doing our job, working hard in training, results will turn for us.

“We don’t listen to outside noise, it’s about what we do.

“And we want three points against St Johnstone before moving on.”

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