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Leigh Griffiths explains concern over his squad position at Celtic

Celtic forward Leigh Griffiths has admitted he's worried one bad performance could cost him his place in the team.

Celtic forward Leigh Griffiths has told the Glasgow Evening Times about his fear surrounding the current side.

That fear relates to his position in the team and the pressure coming from other players in his position, who are trying to force their way into the team.

“I need to keep it going, though, because I know that one bad performance and I could be out,” said Griffiths.

“It only takes one bad game. I know I have John Guidetti and Stefan Scepovic breathing down my neck wanting the jersey.”

The biggest beneficiary of Griffiths’ fear over his position is the Celtic manager, Ronny Deila.

Competition for places gives him greater options and also improves the quality of the forwards at the manager’s disposal.

One of the main ways for the quality in any squad to improve is if there is a good strong core of quality players competing against each other.

Griffiths is the main man at the moment and it’s encouraging for the Bhoys that he seems determined to make the most of his chances and keep himself in the team.

The challenge for him is going to be how he reacts when he loses his place, falls out of the side and then has to fight his way back in.

Other players will get chances over the rest of the season with plenty of matches coming up for the Bhoys and there won’t be a let up in pressure over Griffiths or any other Celtic player.

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