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‘WHY I WON’T CELEBRATE IF I SCORE AGAINST HIBS,’ GRIFFITHS

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LEIGH GRIFFTHS is adamant he will NOT celebrate if he scores against boyhood favourites Hibs at Parkhead tomorrow.

The Celtic striker had back-to-back loans at Easter Road under ex-boss Pat Fenlon, scoring 39 times for the Easter Road outfit.

However, the 27-year-old hitman, after goals in successive games against Sevco Rangers and Anderlecht, is likely to face the Edinburgh club for the first time.

Griffiths admitted: “It’s going to be a weird feeling.

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“I am enjoying my football just now and, regardless of the reception I get from the Hibs fans, I am going out to do a job for Celtic and that’s to try and get three points.”

The Scotland attacker has played more than 370 club games in his career since his debut as a teenager at Livingston in 2006 against Airdrie.

Remarkably, though, he has never come up against Hibs.

He said: “If I score, happy days. If not, I’m still doing my job for Celtic.

“It’s all ifs and buts and my main focus will be on trying to get three points.”

Griffiths insisted he will not be celebrating if he gets on the scoresheet tomorrow.

He added: “No, definitely not. I have too much respect for Hibs. They gave me a platform to play.

“Up until joining Celtic it was the best playing time of my career.

“I’m a Hibs fan. I don’t think it would be appropriate.”

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