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Celtic boss Ronny Deila thinks Leigh Griffiths will not care about goals tally if Hoops do not win title

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The 25-year-old is comfortably the top goalscorer in the Scottish Premiership this season.

Ronny Deila believes that Leigh Griffiths will not care about his incredible goalscoring form if Celtic are not able to go on and win the Scottish Premiership title this season, the Evening Times reports.

The Scotland international has 25 strikes to his name in the top flight this term, seven clear of the division's second most prolific forward Adam Rooney, but Deila insisted that the 25-year-old will not look back on the campaign with any pride if the Hoops are not able to beat Aberdeen to the league crown.

"Leigh has had a great season but I know that he won't think that way unless we win the league," he told the Evening Times. "That is what it is all about.

"Without the title, goals mean nothing. It is the same with any success that you have as an individual.

"It is not about what you can achieve as one but what we can do together. We all know that."

The Bhoys are just one point clear of the Dons currently - though they have played a game less than Derek McInnes' men - so while Celtic are arguably favourites given their record, the destination of the title appears to have a bigger question mark surrounding it than during any other season since the Old Firm was separated. 

And while Deila has suggested that Griffiths' tally will not matter if they come second, there is no doubt that it has been the striker's form that has often been the one shining light during some difficult spells for the club in recent months.

If the forward went through a bad patch of form now, it is difficult to imagine where the goals required to close the door on the Dons would come from, so the Norwegian will certainly be hoping that Griffiths remains ruthless in front of goal as without him, the title picture could have been a lot more unclear than it is now. 

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