Deila praises Leigh Griffiths, comments could be bad news for Guidetti

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Ronny Deila has praised striker Leigh Griffiths after yet another goal.

Celtic manager Ronny Deila heaped praise on Leigh Griffiths after his side beat Dundee United 4-0 at Celtic Park on Wednesday night, with quotes coming from the official Celtic Twitter account.

The Bhoys followed up Sunday's Scottish League Cup final win with another victory against Dundee United in the third game against the Terrors in the last ten days.

Defender Jason Denayer gave Celtic the lead in the first half, and second half goals from Leigh Griffiths, Kris Commons and Virgil van Dijk handed Celtic a win in their Scottish Cup replay.

The result means that Celtic's hopes of clinching a historic treble in Deila's first season in charge remain in tact, and are growing by the game.

After the match, manager Deila spoke to the press, and praised striker Griffiths for another goal, as reported by the official Celtic Twitter account.

Griffiths, 24, has now hit 12 goals this season, with eight coming in his last 11 games for the club, and the former Wolverhampton Wanderers star is justifying his position as the club's leading striker.

Yet Deila's emphasis on needing strikers 'that score goals' brings up a whole different discussion - the selection and future of John Guidetti.

The Swede was introduced as a substitute for Griffiths with 30 minutes to play, but his future at Celtic Park is looking increasingly uncertain.

On loan from Manchester City until the end of the season, the 22-year-old started his Celtic career on fire, but has has scored just twice in 2015.

Guidetti will be a free agent, and his recent lack of goals - coupled with Deila's comments about needing strikers who find the net regularly - suggest that he may not be around next season, with Feyenoord reportedly interested in signing him.

Griffiths finding the net so regularly means it's unlikely that Guidetti will have many more chances to play for Celtic before the end of the season - so all in all, Deila's praise for Griffiths and comments about needing strikers who can score regularly don't make for good reading for Guidetti.

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