Motherwell boss admits he's wary of Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths ahead of Saturday's clash

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The 25-year-old missed the last meeting between the two Scottish Premiership sides.

Motherwell boss Mark McGhee has hinted that Leigh Griffiths' involvement could be what prevents his side being able to repeat the scoreline from their most recent game against Celtic when the pair meet again this weekend, The Scottish Sun reports.

The 25-year-old missed the clash between the pair in December as Well came from a goal down at Parkhead to win 2-1. And while McGhee explained that his side can use the victory to help their cause on Saturday, he suggested that the Hoops having their top goalscorer available means that it will be a different challenge.

"That win over Celtic is significant in the sense the players know how they approached it that day - mentally and physically," he told The Scottish Sun.

"They worked really hard and played very well.

"We got a couple of breaks along the way as well, Griffiths never played that day.

"I'm not taking anything away from my team, but he is a danger.

"Griffiths will be playing on Saturday, and that makes Celtic more dangerous."

While the former Hibernian forward has struggled recently - having not scored in any of his last four games for club or country - he has been lethal for most of the campaign, and will surely be the main reason if the Bhoys go on to clinch the Scottish Premiership title this season.

He has scored 35 goals in all competitions this term, and having failed to score for nearly a month, he will be desperate to end his longest drought of the campaign by inspiring Ronny Deila's men to a victory that takes them one step closer to their fifth league crown in a row. 

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