LEIGH GRIFFITHS hopes to make his debut appearance in the Champions League Group Stages against Manchester City in midweek.
And the striker, who scored after coming on for two-goal Moussa Dembele in the 6-1 hammering of Kilmarnock yesterday, admitted he was a big fan of the opponents’ Argentinian hitman Sergio Aguero.
Griffiths, now clear of the calf injury that kept him out for almost a month, said: “For me, Sergio and Luis Suarez are the best two strikers in the world.
“I don’t class Messi and Ronaldo as out-and-out strikers, so Suarez and Aguero are the top two – it’s just unfortunate for us they are both in our group. But it gives you a chance to see what they can do first hand. You can only learn from them and aspire to be as good as them.
“Aguero has everything as a player: he can head, he can run, he’s got a great first touch, he’s strong and he’s got an eye for goal. Every week in the Premier League he’s scoring goals and all different types. But it’s not just in England, he’s done it regularly in the Champions League, as well.
“He is brave too, like all good strikers. He isn’t scared of going in where it hurts. He’s a fox in the box and loves scoring goals.
“We’re going to have to be on our guard to keep him quiet. But it’s not just him. They have threats all over the pitch and we are going to have to be at our best.”