Forget Guidetti; it's time to give Celtic's Leigh Griffiths the credit he deserves

Following his actions in the Scottish League Cup final, John Guidetti should be overlooked in favour of this Celtic player.

Celtic’s Scottish League Cup final victory against Dundee United on Sunday was temporarily marred by a strange moment involving on-loan front-man John Guidetti.

The Manchester City striker rowed with Celtic teammate James Forrest over who should take a late penalty, with the 22-year-old temporarily leaving the pitch at the final whistle before returning to celebrate with his teammates.

It was an unexpected moment but it is also one that suggests Guidetti will not be turning his temporary move to Celtic into a permanent switch.

However, if that proves to be the case, Celtic fans should not be too upset about it; instead the club should focus on giving another striker as many chances as they can.

Leigh Griffiths may not be as prolific as Guidetti, but his work ethic and passion are not in doubt and he should be the club’s focal point next season.

In 30 matches this season, Griffiths has scored 10 goals, and his recent form shows what he can do when played regularly and not merely used in a bit-part role.

Guidetti has 13 goals and 10 assists in 28 matches, which is undeniably an outstanding record, but Celtic need players who will fight for the shirt, who will give their all and who will celebrate team success over individual accolades.

Griffiths is that player, and it is time he got the credit he deserves.

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