Celtic’s Leigh Griffiths explains his next aim for the season

Leigh Griffiths is aiming to reach the 30-goal mark with Celtic this season.

Speaking to the Evening Times, Leigh Griffiths has disclosed that his next aim for the season is to reach the 30-goal mark for Celtic, having netted his 20th of the campaign over the weekend.

Griffiths said: “I had set myself a target of hitting 20 before the turn of the year. I was a few days out with that one but that is only because of the injury I have had over the last couple of weeks. My next aim is to hit the 30-mark and so long as I stay injury free then I am confident I can achieve that.”

Griffiths scored his 20th of the campaign with his 90th minute winner against Partick Thistle on Saturday, in what has been a fantastic season for the striker on a personal level.

Despite Celtic’s struggles on the pitch, the 25-year-old has been the one constant, and his form has ensured that the Bhoys remain competitive in the Scottish Premiership.

However, Griffiths has no intentions to now cool off having reached the 20-goal mark, and he has already set his sights on reaching 30 for the season before the campaign ends.

It is certainly an achievable feat, and Griffiths himself has admitted he is confident he can reach this aim, as long as he is not struck down by another injury.

Celtic currently lead the Premiership race, sitting three points ahead of Aberdeen with a game in hand over their nearest rivals, and if Griffiths continues to score at his impressive rate, it is hard to look beyond the Bhoys winning another Scottish league title.

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