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Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths sent a message to supporters after the loss to St Johnstone.

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths sent a message to fans the morning after their shock defeat to St Johnstone.

The forward said that the 1-0 loss was a shared responsibility, with none of the team particularly on their game, but urged supporters to be positive, especially with the cup quarter-final against Dundee United this weekend.

Griffiths started up front during the defeat at Celtic Park, unable to follow up his goal against Aberdeen in the 4-0 win at the weekend.

He has nine goals in 28 appearances this season overall, with five coming in 15 SPL games. Celtic are six points clear at the top of the table despite the defeat, which was their game in hand over their rivals.

The loss was described by Celtic boss Ronny Deila as 'not good enough', speaking to the club's official website after the game, urging the team to bounce back.

New signing Gary Mackay-Steven was substituted after just 59 minutes in the defeat, and he is cup-tied at the weekend against his former side, suggesting Griffiths is likely to retain his place.

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