Frank McGarvey tips Celtic star Leigh Griffiths to score even more goals next season

General view of Celtic Park

The striker inspired the Hoops to the Scottish Premiership title.

Celtic's Leigh Griffiths celebrates after scoring their second goal

Frank McGarvey believes that the attacking philosophy that he expects Brendan Rodgers to instil in his Celtic side will see Leigh Griffiths achieve an even better goals tally next season, the Evening Times reports.

The 25-year-old was instrumental in the Hoops bagging their fifth successive Scottish Premiership title, as he scored 31 times in the league, which left him over 20 strikes clear of any of his teammates. 

Celtic's Leigh Griffiths (R) celebrates scoring their third goal

And McGarvey has heaped praise upon the Scotland international for the way that he has been so ruthless despite leading the line on his own, before suggesting a more attacking-minded side could see Griffiths do even better.

"He has had to do it all by himself. He deserves immense credit for the way he has played and for his goals. He’s dug Celtic out of countless holes," he told the Evening Times.

"It will be interesting to see how many goals Leigh can get playing in a side that is set up to create lots of chances.

"I think he will go on and score even more goals next season."

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers during the press conference

As McGarvey suggests, the former Hibernian man doing even better will come down to whether Rodgers' team is able to adopt a much aggressive approach going forward. But the Hoops hero is backing the Northern Irishman to instil those attributes in the side, seemingly confirming the idea that Griffiths will have the resources to score more.

"I think that Brendan will opt for a more attacking approach. He gets the club and he knows the style that the fans want to see," he added.

Celtic's Leigh Griffiths celebrates after scoring their second goal

Along with the emergence of Kieran Tierney, Griffiths' form is perhaps the biggest positive to come out of Ronny Deila's tenure, and Rodgers may want to avoid changing too many things in how the side attack to ensure that their star striker can still thrive.

However, the over-reliance on one player always leaves a team vulnerable as an injury to that player can hurt the side enormously, so Rodgers may want to enhance their attacking depth before the campaign begins.

And while that strategy may see Griffiths score fewer goals next year, it would mean that the side have the kind of depth that puts fear into those teams hoping to challenge them.

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