Celtic star on the disappointment facing some squad members; offers advice

Leigh Griffiths has been addressing the fierce competition for places that exists at Celtic.

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has spoken to the club's official website about the competition for places in the forward positions at Parkhead.

The Bhoys have a number of attacking options at their disposal and Griffiths says that the only way to guarantee a place in the starting line-up is to put in a brilliant performance.

Celtic started the season with the likes of Anthony Stokes, Kris Commons, John Guidetti and Stefan Scepovic as their attacking stars, but the additions of Gary Mackay-Steven and Stuart Armstrong have intensified the battle for starting berths.

It means that some members of Celtic's squad will be left disappointed by Ronny Deila's team selections, according to Griffiths, but the striker did have some advice to offer them, after spending time on the substitutes' bench himself this season.

"At the start of the season, Kris, Stefan and Stokesy were playing there, creating chances and scoring goals, but since then we have added Stu and Gaz and they do that as well, so we have lot of creative players and hopefully they can continue doing that," he said.

“Whoever isn’t playing will be disappointed, but we have many good strikers and midfielders and everyone on the pitch knows they have to put in a great performance to keep that jersey.”

At the moment, Griffiths can feel very pleased as he has seen off the competition to become a regular starter in Deila's side.

The 24-year-old started the season as a back-up choice, but his run of eight goals in his last 14 matches has made him the Bhoys' main man up front.

It will be a position that Griffiths looks to hold on to for the remainder of the campaign, as Celtic look to complete their objective of winning the domestic treble.

The Bhoys have already lifted the League Cup and look to be in pole position to win the Scottish Premiership title and the Scottish Cup, with multiple honours set to cap a remarkable first season under Deila's leadership.

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