Neil Lennon praises Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths

Aaron Lennon

Neil Lennon worked with Leigh Griffiths at Scottish Premiership giants Celtic.

Neil Lennon said on BBC Radio 5 live Sport on Wednesday evening (May 11) that Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has improved over the past two seasons.

The former Bolton Wanderer manager has also revealed why he signed the Scotland international in January 2014.

“That’s a great achievement,” said Lennon on BBC Radio 5 live Sport on Wednesday evening (May 11) about Griffiths scoring 40 goals in all competitions for Celtic this season.

“No matter how good or how bad people perceive Celtic’s season to be, he has had a magnificent season. He has really improved over the last couple of seasons as well.

“I signed him a couple of years ago. I liked the fact that he always hit the target, no matter where he was.”

Griffiths has been the best player for Celtic this season, and his achievement of scoring 40 goals this campaign should not be undermined.

The Bhoys’ season has not been great, but the Scotland international striker has been head and shoulders above the rest of his teammates.

The 25-year-old is easily the best striker in the Scottish Premiership, and he will be a key player for the Hoops in their quest to progress to the group stage of the 2016-17 Champions League campaign.

Celtic, who have won the Scottish Premiership title this campaign, will have a new manager in charge next season as Ronny Deila will step down from his position in the summer.

The Bhoys will take on Motherwell at Celtic Park in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday afternoon.

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