Leigh Griffiths believes criticism of Celtic has been unfair and backs side to finish the season strongly

The Hoops are still on course to win the Scottish Premiership title and find themselves in the quarter-final of the Scottish Cup.

Leigh Griffiths believes that the criticism that has come Celtic's way recently has been unfair, and suggested that the club can still go on the kind of run that will allow them to reflect on the campaign positively, the Evening Times reports.

The Hoops have recently come under fire after being knocked out of the League Cup by Ross County and leaving the door open for Aberdeen to close the gap at the top of the Scottish Premiership. However, Griffiths has insisted that some of the assessments of Ronny Deila's side were unjust. 

"I think the criticism towards us and towards the manager has been a bit over the top," he said, as reported by the Evening Times.

"I don't know that we ever thought of it as a crisis. But there is only one way that we can fix it and that is by winning games.

"If we do that between now and the end of the season then I think we'll do alright."

Despite the disappointment of recent results, the Bhoys got their quest for silverware back on track by winning their Scottish Cup tie with East Kilbride and getting revenge on Ross County in the league. Those results were made all the more sweeter by Aberdeen being beaten - in controversial circumstances - by Inverness earlier this week.

And while their failure in Europe and their inability to win their League Cup semi-final may have some suggesting that Celtic can not do enough to suggest that they can reflect on the campaign as a success, if they do manage to put together a dominant run of form between now and the end of the season, they will arguably banish many of the painful moments that have occurred over the past few months. 

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