Bolton boss Neil Lennon raves about Celtic’s Leigh Griffiths

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Bolton Wanderers manager Neil Lennon says Celtic’s Leigh Griffiths is not as good as Norwich City-owned Sheffield Wednesday striker Gary Hooper.

Bolton Wanderers manager Neil Lennon has told The Glasgow Evening Times that Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths is a very good player.

Lennon worked with Griffiths during his time as manager of Scottish Premiership giants Celtic.

The former Nottingham Forest midfielder seems to be a huge fan of the Scotland international striker.

However, Lennon does not appear to think that Griffiths is as good as former Celtic striker Gary Hooper, who joined Sheffield Wednesday on loan from Norwich City in the summer transfer window.

“He is a natural goalscorer and you can’t coach that, his movement was always very good," Lennon told The Glasgow Evening Times about Griffiths.

“He’s got a bit of the devil in him – you don’t want to coach that out because some players need that, it helps them play with an edge.”

“He is maybe not at the level of a [Gary] Hooper but is without doubt a quality finisher and one you could work with and make even better,” added Lennon.

Griffiths joined Celtic from Wolverhampton Wanderers in January 2014 and has now established himself as one of the best players for the Bhoys.

The 25-year-old is the best striker in the current Celtic squad and has been in good form so far this season.

Hooper, who was on the books of Celtic from 2010 to 2013, moved to Championship side Wednesday on loan from Premier League club Norwich City in the summer until January 2016.

The 27-year-old forward has created one chance in two Championship appearances for the Owls.

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