Former Celtic player Murdo MacLeod has told the Glasgow Evening Times that he feels Leigh Griffiths has made himself the number one striker at the club.
Griffiths has been in decent form for the Bhoys as summer signing Nadir Ciftci has been forced to wait for a chance to impress domestically, due to a ban hanging over him from last season.
However, MacLeod has also expressed concern that he feels one in form attacking player isn’t enough to propel the team into the latter stages of the Europa League.
“I do think they have enough. Griffiths has looked very sharp and has made himself the number one striker at the club. At domestic level they have enough to cope,” he told the Glasgow Evening Times.
“In European terms, I don’t know that just one player would guarantee you entry into the latter stages of the Europa League.”
Priorities for Celtic
What manager Ronny Deila needs to work out as he focuses on when and where to unleash his in form stars, is which competition the club should prioritise.
It was a big blow for the club when they missed out on the Champions League, but they now have a very good chance to progress in the Europa League.
Deila may prefer the club to focus on success domestically and not only defending the double from last season, but improving on it with a treble.
Whichever way the manager decides to sway, Griffiths is the man who currently holds the first choice striker role and it’s his to lose.