Celtic's January signing: I've seen this in training every day since arriving

Stuart Armstrong has praised Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths' finishing ability.

Stuart Armstrong has told Celtic's official website that Leigh Griffiths' hat-trick against Kilmarnock last night came as no surprise to him as he has seen the striker's finishing ability up close in training.

Armstrong arrived at Celtic from Dundee United in January and says that Griffiths goalscoring haul on Wednesday was not something that caught him off guard.

Griffiths scored three times to help Celtic to a 4-1 victory over Kilmarnock and Armstrong says his teammate simply repeated what he does every day on the training field.

“He always threatens in behind and I have seen him do that finish in training every day I have been here," he said. "He is very talented and every time he gets a sniff of goal he takes it.”

Griffiths made a slow start to his career at Parkhead, but he seems to have hit form now and is rapidly becoming one of the side's main attacking threats.

The 24-year-old forward now has 11 goals in his last 15 games for the club and seems to be benefitting from playing under Ronny Deila's stewardship.

Deila's style of play means that the front-man is provided with plenty of opportunities, and clearly Griffiths has the finishing ability to take advantage of that fact.

He will now be looking to build on the momentum he has generated with his goalscoring run in the Bhoys' remaining fixtures, as Celtic look to claim the domestic treble.

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