Celtic star Leigh Griffiths comments on Deila's big dilemma surrounding Nadir Ciftci

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Leigh Griffiths believes Ronny Deila will have a big decision to make over playing him or Nadir Ciftci.

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has told the club's official Twitter account that he wants to keep his place in the side despite Nadir Ciftci's return from suspension.

Ciftci, 23, joined the Bhoys from Scottish Premiership rivals Dundee United this summer, having hit 33 goals in two seasons for Jackie McNamara's men.

However, the Turkish forward has yet to really get his Celtic career going having been suspended for the first month of the Scottish Premiership season.

Now though, that suspension is over, and Ciftci will be in contention to make his league debut for Celtic when they take on Dundee this weekend.

There is no guarantee that Cifci will start though, given that Leigh Griffiths has continued his fine form from last season having hit seven goals already this term.

The Scottish international appears to be Celtic's first choice striker, and he has now told the club's official Twitter account that manager Ronny Deila faces a dilemma over which of them to play.

Celtic have almost exclusively played a 4-2-3-1 system under Deila, meaning that there is just one spot in the Bhoys' attack.

Unless Deila switches to playing two forwards, it will be a case of Griffiths or Ciftci - and based on his displays in 2015, the Celtic boss should stick with Griffiths, at least until Ciftci has familiarised himself with the rest of the Celtic side after a lack of first-team football due to his suspension.

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