Leigh Griffiths outlines how many new signings Celtic need to blow teams away under Brendan Rodgers

General view of Celtic Park

The Northern Irishman is preparing for his first season in charge of the Scottish Premiership side.

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

Leigh Griffiths believes that with a couple of additions, Celtic have the potential in their squad to blow teams away once they get to grips with the philosophy that Brendan Rodgers is trying to instil in the side, Herald Scotland reports.

The Hoops are going for their sixth Scottish Premiership crown in a row this season. And while former manager Ronny Deila was able to continue their run of successive league titles, one of the reasons that his tenure will not be deemed overly successful is the fact that the style of play under his leadership was often disappointing.

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is presented to the fans after the press conference

But Griffiths has insisted that Rodgers has already given them the confidence to know that they can comfortably outplay teams, before suggesting that a couple of new faces would make them almost unstoppable.

"The way the boys are thinking, and the way the manager wants to play, if it goes the way we want and comes off perfectly, we'll just blow teams away," he told Herald Scotland.

"But that's down to us players to execute that match plan. If we do that, we'll really hurt teams. We need to be even more ruthless than we were last season. I'm sure the gaffer has said before that he's inherited a very good squad. The quality is obvious. If he can add one or two that will make us a formidable force."

Fulham's Moussa Dembele has a shot at goalMoussa Dembele is the Hoops' only signing so far this summer

The belief that Rodgers has already instilled in the squad is evident in Griffiths' assessment of their chances of success next season. 

Though the Bhoys often looked out of form last term, they won the title quite comfortably in the end, and the new manager may be telling his players about what they could be capable of achieving if they put their foot on the accelerator and rediscover the aura that they had arguably lost during the final months of Deila's tenure. 

Celtic's Leigh Griffiths celebrates after scoring their second goal

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