Craig Gordon says Celtic have no excuse for not scoring

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Craig Gordon believes that Celtic cannot blame the 0-0 draw with Dundee on goal-shy Leigh Griffiths.

Craig Gordon has told his Celtic team-mates, via the club's official website, that they have no excuse for relying on talisman Leigh Griffiths for goals.

Ronny Deila's side missed the chance to move seven points clear of second-placed Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership after drawing 0-0 away to Dundee on Tuesday night.

Victory would have seen the Bhoys clasp one hand on a fifth successive Premiership title, but the visitors' perhaps illustrated their reliance on striker Griffiths, who endured a frustrating night at Dens Park.

The 25-year-old has netted 26 league goals this season, though he did not score any of the Hoops' goals in Saturday's 3-1 win over Hearts, which Gordon believes is enough proof to suggest that there are indeed goals from other areas when his outfield team-mates want them.

“We certainly threw a lot of bodies forward and tried to do that and the game was very open as a result of that, but we just couldn’t score," the goalkeeper said to Celtic's official site.

“Leigh’s the main one who scores most of our goals, but we scored three goals without him against Hearts at the weekend, so there are other people who’re capable of scoring goals, but unfortunately we just couldn’t come up with one against Dundee."

 

Deila's side visit Motherwell on Saturday, before turning their attentions toward a huge Scottish Cup semi-final with Rangers at Hampden Park the following Sunday.

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