Celtic star targeting 40 goal haul in what has been an otherwise disappointing season

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Celtic have endured a relatively poor season, despite sitting top of the Scottish Premiership.

Celtic forward Leigh Griffiths told Sky Sports News how he is targeting 40 goals for the season, following his nomination for the PFA Scotland Player of the Year award.

Griffiths has Henrik Larsson and Brian McClair's goalscoring records in sight, and is just three goals short of pulling level with the Celtic and Rangers legends.

The seven time capped Scotland international has four games to add to his tally of 38, and he spoke about his pride in his personal achievements:

"My season has been really good, 38 goals speaks for itself, and I'm hoping to hit the 40 mark."

Griffiths claims that at the start of the season his aim was to get back involved with the Scotland set-up and is delighted to have achieved this goal:

"Getting back into the Scotland squad at the start of the season was my main aim and I have managed to do that."

While Celtic have not performed to the high levels expected from them throughout the course of the season, they still lead the Scottish Premiership by nine points. An early exit in Europe and the loss to fierce rivals Rangers in the Scottish Cup semi-final were key factor's in Ronny Deila's decision to leave the club at the end of the season.

The Hoops' final four fixtures consist of trips to Hearts and St Johnstone and home games against Aberdeen and Motherwell, and if Griffiths manages to find the net four times or more, he will create history in becoming Scottish football's greatest ever goalscorer.

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