SKIPPER Scott Brown believes the competition between Moussa Dembele and Leigh Griffiths can only be good for Celtic.
The French striker, who joined from Fulham, has claimed 12 goals for the Hoops while the Scotland international, who was out for almost a month with a hamstring injury, has hit eight.
Brown reckons the return of last season’s 40-goal man will will drive on Dembele to add even more goals throughout the campaign.
The 31-year-old midfielder said: “Leigh overshadowed Moussa a wee bit in the first few games of the season, but since then Moussa has made some great leaps forward.
“He’s doing really well right now and, hopefully, he can continue that for the rest of the term.
“It’s a good sign for us as a club to have two guys capable of scoring goals regularly. We can try and play him and Leigh together or just continue the way we are.
“However, we know we can rely on Leigh to score you 30 or 40 goals a season. It’s great competition for both of them.”
The marksmen could be on international duty for their nations tomorrow night. Gordon Strachan elected to go with Fulham’s Chris Martin at the start of the World Cup-tie against Lithuania at Hampden on Saturday.
However, the Anglo, without a club goal for previous side Derby and the Craven Cottage outfit for 20 games, struggled before Griffiths was introduced in the second-half of the dismal 1-1 draw.
The prolific Parkhead goalscorer will hope to get the nod for the crucial game in Slovakia where three points are now a must for Strachan and the Scots.
Dembele scored on his French Under-21 debut in the 5-1 win over Georgia last week and is poised to play against Northern Ireland.