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Celtic new boy Moussa Dembele comments on Leigh Griffiths' excellent form this season

Celtic's Moussa Dembele in action with Lincoln's Bernardo Lopes

The highly-rated youngster has been outshone by the Scot in recent weeks.

Celtic's Moussa Dembele in action with Lincoln's Bernardo LopesCeltic's Moussa Dembele in action with Lincoln's Bernardo Lopes

Celtic new boy Moussa Dembele has talked up the qualities of Leigh Griffiths and believes they can form a deadly partnership, in quotes published by the Herald Scotland.

The 20-year old arrived from Fulham earlier this summer, after being linked with a host of top European clubs, but has yet to bag his first goal for the Hoops after several appearances.

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

He has been outshone by Griffiths so far this season but the Frenchman is fully supportive of his team-mate’s form.

“He’s [Griffiths] started the season really well, but he showed his quality last season with the amount of goals that he scored,” said Dembele.

“That’s what he does and it’s good for me to play alongside him, just as it’s good for him to play alongside me, I think. That’s good for the team and, hopefully, we can produce good things for the team and the club.

Moussa Dembele celebrates scoring the second goal for FulhamMoussa Dembele celebrates scoring for Fulham

"The fans expect many goals from us this season and they are right. We have to show that we can play good together,” he added.

Dembele has shown flashes of potential in the early stages of his Celtic career but has looked very much like a raw prospect for the most part and he called for patience from the club’s support - in further quotes published by the Herald.

Big things are expected from the young striker and the longer he goes without a goal, the more the pressure will build.

Fulham's Moussa Dembele shoots at goalMoussa Dembele shoots at goal

Tomorrow’s Champions League qualifying clash with FK Astana will offer the summer signing another chance to break his duck and with the stakes as high as they are, it would be the perfect time to do it.

Celtic snatched a vital away goal in the first-leg last week to put them in the driving seat and they will be confident of progressing to the Play-off stages.

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