Like a Duracell bunny… Leigh Griffiths in awe of Celtic teammate Stuart Armstrong

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Leigh Griffiths praises Celtic teammate Stuart Armstrong.

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has praised his teammate Stuart Armstrong in The Glasgow Evening Times.

Armstrong, who is 24 years of age, is playing well at the moment and seems to have established himself as a key player in the current Celtic team.

The midfielder is a very talented and promising footballer, and Griffiths has spoken highly of the former Dundee United star.

The 26-year-old former Livingston and Wolverhampton Wanderers striker has also backed Armstrong to earn a call-up to the senior Scotland team.

Griffiths himself is a Scotland international, and has played nine matches for his country so far this season.

Celtic's Leigh Griffiths celebrates scoring their third goal

“Stuart has had a new lease of life and he is like a Duracell bunny; he just never runs out of energy,” Armstrong told The Glasgow Evening Times.

“He has been great and I would argue that he is one of the players of the season, even at this early stage.

“There has been talk of him getting a Scotland call-up and in my opinion he deserves that. He has been great and he is chipping in with good goals.”

Celtic's Stuart Armstrong in action

Celtic are at the top of the Scottish Premiership table at the moment with 40 points from 14 matches.

The Bhoys are eight points clear of second-placed and Old Firm rivals Rangers and have three games in hand.

The Glasgow giants will return to action on Tuesday evening when they take on Hamilton Academical at Celtic Park in the Scottish Premiership.

Celtic will head into the match as favourites and should pick up all three points.

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