James McFadden praises Celtic star Leigh Griffiths

Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JULY 26: Newley appointed Motherwell assistant manager James McFadden  during the pre match warm up before the BETFRED Cup First Round Group F Match between...

Leigh Griffiths is playing well for Celtic and Scotland at the moment.

Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JULY 26: Newley appointed Motherwell assistant manager James McFadden  during the pre match warm up before the BETFRED Cup First Round Group F Match between...

Former Everton and Birmingham City striker James McFadden has told The Scottish Sun that Celtic star Leigh Griffiths has evolved.

Griffiths is one of the best strikers in the Scottish Premiership and is also a key figure in the current Scotland team.

The 27-year-old striker has been in great form for the Glasgow giants this season and is also playing well for Scotland.

Queen of the South striker McFadden has praised Griffiths and has underlined how he has evolved.

The former Livingston and Dundee striker has been on the books of Celtic since January 2014 when he joined from Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Leigh Griffiths of Celtic celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on September 23, 2017 in...

“Sometimes he comes a bit too short for me but he comes off the front, gets on the half-turn, gets shots in from the edge of the box, gets crosses in, gets on the end of crosses — his game has evolved so much,” McFadden told The Scottish Sun about Griffiths.

“Two years ago, Leigh always needed to score, but now he just brings much more to the team,” added McFadden. “You know if he gets a chance or a free-kick he’ll take it. Everybody’s backing him.”

Leigh Griffiths of Celtic celebrates scoring his sides first goal with team mates during the UEFA Champions League group B match between RSC Anderlecht and Celtic FC at Constant Vanden...

Griffiths is a brilliant footballer, and him playing well is only good for Celtic and Scotland.

The Glasgow giants are aiming to win the Scottish Premiership, the Scottish League Cup and the Scottish Cup this season, just as they did during the 2016-17 campaign.

Brendan Rodgers’s side are also aiming to progress to the last-16 stage of the Champions League this season.

Celtic will return to action next weekend when they take on Dundee at Celtic Park in the Scottish Premiership.

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