Leigh Griffiths admits early season struggles at Celtic

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Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has finished the season in fine form.

Leigh Griffiths has told Celtic's official site that he struggled during the early part of the season due to a lack of first-team opportunities.

Griffiths was left to play second fiddle to John Guidetti until the turn of the year, but his form since then has made Ronny Deila re-evulate his striking pecking order.

Griffiths is now the number one attacker at Celtic, and the Scottish striker is delighted that Deila has put his faith in him. 

“It’s difficult at times when a manager doesn’t select you or you’re on the bench or out the squad completely. Your head does go," he admitted. 

“I was out of the squad for three games on the bounce and it was after that I spoke to the manager and he told me the things to work on and how I had to get back into the team by doing what he wanted me to do.

“I don’t know what happened after that but the manager decided to give me a chance and I’ve managed to repay him with goals.”

Griffiths has scored 15 goals in his last 19 appearances for Celtic and he is finally starting to show the form which made the Bhoys bring him to Parkhead.

He will now head into next season as the club's main man up front and it will be up to him to prove that he can keep his current form up for a sustained period.

Griffiths has great finishing ability, but this is his best goal-scoring run in his career so far and he will need to show that this isn't just a purple patch.

If he can continue to hit the back of the net next term then Celtic will have one of the deadliest strikers in Scotland at their disposal and that can only stand them in good stead as they aim to win their fifth consecutive Scottish Premiership title. 

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