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Celtic & Rangers latest: Deila wants Griffiths improvement; Macleod will never get used to losing

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Deila wants Griffiths improvement

There was a thought that Leigh Griffiths could have been set to leave Celtic in recent times, with a loan move to Hibernian rumoured.

However, the striker has stayed and been given a chance in the first team. Griffiths has come off the bench in the Bhoys' last two fixtures, but hasn't had much of an effect and his manager, Ronny Deila, wants to see him start scoring.

"Leigh worked hard when he came on [against Dinamo Zagreb and Hamilton Accies] but again it's about getting the ball into the net," he said to the Scottish Evening Times. 

Van Dijk hoping to impress for Holland

Celtic defender Virgil Van Dijk is hoping to make his international debut this week.

The defender is part of the Holland squad who take on Kazakhstan and Iceland in qualifying for the European Championships in 2016 and Van Dijk is aiming to win his first cap. 

"I think I'm doing well," he said to the Evening Times. "I also feel that I am ready for the Dutch national team. I'm obviously very happy that I'm there, but I also hope for playing time."

Nicky Clark happy with injury progress

Nicky Clark says that he is fully over his shoulder injury now, after returning to Rangers action at the weekend.

Clark had missed two weeks' worth of action with the complaint, but came back against Livingston and he has felt no ill-affects.

"But it's much better now, the physios have done a great job with me and it's great to be back," he said to the Evening Times.

Macleod's winning mentality.

Lewis Macleod has revealed that he will never get used to losing in a Rangers shirt.

The Light Blues have not made the best start to the season and Macleod says that the feeling of being defeated at Ibrox will never be easy to take. 

"I don't think you ever get used to it," he said to the Evening Times. "It is not something that you expect to happen when you are playing for a club like Rangers.

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