Celtic hero Bobby Lennox explains why Leigh Griffiths is such a great striker

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The forward has scored 30 goals in the Scottish Premiership this season.

Celtic great Bobby Lennox has heaped praise upon Leigh Griffiths and explained what makes the current Hoops talisman such a good striker, The Scottish Sun reports.

The 25-year-old has scored 39 goals in all competitions for the Bhoys, with his 30 strikes in the Scottish Premiership proving invaluable in their quest to seal a fifth league crown in a row.

And Lisbon Lion Lennox - who scored 167 league goals across two spells at Parkhead - discussed what has helped make the current star so important to Ronny Deila's team.

"Leigh scores all kinds of goals and that’s a sign of a very good striker," he told The Scottish Sun.

"He produces spectacular strikes but there are also tap-ins, there are headers, there are free-kick goals.

"And I really like that about him - he doesn't give defenders a minute's peace.

"Other than his goalscoring ability, I especially like the runs he makes in behind defences."

One of the key reasons that Celtic have been so successful this season is Griffiths' consistency. His longest spell without a goal for his club is three games, which has meant that Deila has had no reason to even consider leaving him out due to his form this term.

And having a forward that the rest of the team can rely upon can be so important as they will learn how to get the best out of him until it gradually becomes second nature to the rest of the squad.

And while the club's next manager may feel that there is plenty of work that needs to be done when he arrives in the summer, he can look at Griffiths' form and know that he already has the kind of striker that can lead the side to many more titles.

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