Leigh Griffiths offers Celtic manager Ronny Deila some tactical advice

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Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths wants Ronny Deila to hold off substituting him so much.

Leigh Griffiths has urged Ronny Deila to hold off from substituting him in the future in the Daily Record, after his goalscoring display against Dundee United last night.

Griffiths scored Celtic's second goal in their Scottish Cup quarter-final match, but he revealed after the game that he nearly didn't get the chance. 

Griffiths says that Deila was about to take him off just before he scored and he wants the Norwegian manager to leave him on the field for longer in the future. 

“I knew I was going to be substituted just before I scored," he explained. That’s becoming a bit of a habit. Maybe the manager should tell John Collins [Celtic's assistant manager] to keep the subs warming up!

“I told the manager it was becoming a habit getting subbed but if I keep scoring then I will be a happy guy."

Celtic have a lot of competition for places up front and it means that Deila's job is a difficult one, as he has to play a balancing act.

Although Griffiths has started to become the Bhoys' main man up front over recent weeks, Deila does have other options and he risks aggravating them by never giving them opportunities.

John Guidetti and Stefan Scepovic are both champing at the bit to win their places back, but if Griffiths keeps scoring it looks a difficult task.

The 24-year-old now has seven goals in his last 11 matches and he will be hoping that he can continue this fine form as Celtic look to win the domestic treble this season. 

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