Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths jokes Craig Gordon will be ahead of him for taking penalties in future after another miss

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Luckily, the forward was able to inspire the Hoops to a win.

Leigh Griffiths has joked that goalkeeper Craig Gordon will be ahead of him in the queue when it comes to taking penalties in future after the Celtic striker missed his fourth spot-kick of the season in the Hoops' game with Motherwell, The Scottish Sun reports.

The 25-year-old was given the chance to give Ronny Deila's men the lead after just 26 minutes after Patrick Roberts was brought down in the box, but he failed to test the goalkeeper as his attempt went wide of the post.

Reflecting on another miss, Griffiths suggested that he should be the last person that the team turn to if another opportunity arises in the future.

"I will never hit another bad penalty like that in my life," he told The Scottish Sun.

"Kris Commons is the number one and I was second but Craigy will be first before me."

Luckily for the former Wolves man, he was able to put the miss behind him as he bagged the brace that led the Bhoys to a 2-1 victory and helped them go eight points clear of Aberdeen with just five games to go.

And while the forward may be dwelling on the miss, he will be pleased to end his wait for a goal which had stretched four games for club and country.

And while he may suggest that he will be the last player to take their next penalty, the confidence that he would have gained from the two strikes against Well will surely mean that he will happily put his name forward if a spot-kick is given during their game with Rangers next weekend. 

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