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Why Deila will be delighted with Griffiths's pledge ahead of important summer

Celtic forward Leigh Griffiths has stressed that he won't stop working hard over the summer.

Celtic manager Ronny Deila will be delighted after striker Leigh Griffiths has vowed to work hard throughout the summer, with quotes covered by the Glasgow Evening Times.

Griffiths seems determined to make the most of his fine season with the Bhoys, carrying his momentum through the summer and into the pre-season period ahead of the new campaign.

Deila will more than likely want other players to follow the lead of the forward though it’s important the club steps in if players are doing too much to prevent little niggles and problems further into the summer.

“I won't be taking a lot of time off. I will be training when I am away with Scotland and then I will be getting in a few runs and going to the gym when I am off. I want to come back fresh and ready to hit the ground running,” he said.

“I don't want to give up what I have got my hands on in the last few months of the season so I know that I have to keep on pushing and keep trying to get better.”

Griffiths deserves credit for realising the fortunate situation he’s in and for wanting to protect his position as the club’s number one striker.

He’s also an example to the other players at Parkhead over the right way to behave during the off season and if others follow his lead, Celtic will be one step ahead of their rivals when everyone reports back at the club.

The main point is that he’s sensible and doesn’t overwork because the past ten months have been very strenuous for Celtic and for Griffiths in particular.

Deila is trusting his players during the summer and Griffiths is one individual it doesn’t seem as though he’s going to have to majorly worry about.

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