Gordon Strachan raves about Leigh Griffiths

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Leigh Griffiths’ recent performances for Celtic have impressed Scotland national team coach Gordon Strachan.

Scotland national team coach Gordon Strachan has been singing the praises of Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths in The Scottish Sun.

Griffiths has been in fine form for the Bhoys so far this season and was on target for the Scottish giants yet again on Saturday afternoon.

The 25-year-old scored for Celtic in their 3-1 victory over Dundee United away from home at Tannadice Park in the Scottish Premiership.

It was Griffiths’ fifth goal of the season, leading Scotland boss Strachan to speak highly of him.

“Leigh has dragged himself back into being Celtic’s main man, he has also dragged himself back into the Scotland reckoning,” the former Manchester United and Leeds United midfielder told The Scottish Sun.

“There was talk of him moving on loan and stuff like that. But he decided: ‘No I am not going, I want to stay here and play for Celtic. I am going to determine where my career goes’. He has done that.”

Positive start

Celtic have made a strong start to the 2015-16 season and are on course for yet another successful Scottish Premiership campaign.

Ronny Deila’s side are currently second in the league table with 13 points from five matches, just two points behind leaders Heart of Midlothian.

The Hoops also have a chance of progressing to the group stage of the Champions League this season.

Celtic defeated Malmo 3-2 in the first leg of the playoff tie at Celtic Park last week, with the second leg to be played in Sweden on Tuesday.

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