Leigh Griffiths comments on Colin Kazim-Richards's temperament

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Leigh Griffiths says Colin Kazim-Richards's temperament could be an asset for him in Celtic's Scottish Cup clash with Rangers.

Leigh Griffiths has suggested via The Glasgow Evening Times that Colin Kazim-Richards's fiery nature could be a benefit to Celtic in Sunday's huge Scottish Cup semi-final with Rangers.

Both Old Firm giants renew hostilities at Hampden Park this weekend for what will be just the second meeting between the Glaswegian enemies in a full four years.

There will be quite a few players on both sides of the divide who have never experienced the type of hostility which this famous fixture is associated with.

One man who is well equipped for a tear-up is Kazim-Richards, whose temperament has been called into question since joining the Hoops from Feyenoord in the winter transfer window.

And Griffiths says that such a hot-headed nature might serve him well in the clash with Mark Warburton's side.

“Colin has attributes that I don’t have. He is a strong guy and against Motherwell he created space for me by occupying their defenders," he said to The Glasgow Evening Times.

"He also has a wee bit of fire about him and I don’t think you can’t take that away from him or else he wouldn’t be the same player."


Kazim-Richards, however, may not be given a starting berth by Celtic boss Ronny Deila, who has often used him from the bench since joining the Glasgow club.


But Griffiths is right. So much of Kazim-Richards's talent is undeniably linked with his personality, and that full-blooded attitude is certainly a quality which every player in green and white will need on Sunday.

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