Celtic fans react to Leigh Griffiths' display versus Dundee

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers arrives prior to the Scottish Premier League match between Dundee and Celtic at  Dens Park on December 26, 2017 in Dundee, Scotland.

Leigh Griffiths was on the scoresheet in the Scottish Premiership for the first time in over a month as Celtic beat Dundee 2-0 on Boxing Day.

Leigh Griffiths of Celtic celebrates after he scores his team's second goal during the Scottish Premier League match between Dundee and Celtic at  Dens Park on December 26, 2017 in Dundee,...

There was plenty of talk about a Celtic striker over the last couple of days but it was Leigh Griffiths, rather than the exit-linked Moussa Dembele, who seized the headlines on Boxing Day.

Making only his second start in a month, Griffiths inspired Celtic to a commanding 2-0 win away at Dundee to extend their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership to 11 points.

While the Scotland international didn’t have his most influential day, his goal, and Celtic’s second, was a joy to behold. The touch and instinctive finish was sheer class, the sort of technical quality Griffiths is adored for in the green half of Glasgow.

Leigh Griffiths of Celtic scores his team's second goal during the Scottish Premier League match between Dundee and Celtic at  Dens Park on December 26, 2017 in Dundee, Scotland.

And with the second Old Firm derby of the league season coming up on Sunday, the 27-year-old has reminded manager Brendan Rodgers of his quality at the perfect time.

The Northern Irishman has Dembele, Griffiths and in-form youngster Odsonne Edouard to choose from against Rangers but Celtic’s number nine could hardly have produced a better audition to lead the line against Graeme Murty’s men.

Griffiths might have been quiet in spells but that all-too-rare ability to produce something truly special out of very little means he is a threat in any game – and the sight of the Scottish striker scoring his first league goal in five weeks will have given Rodgers food for thought.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers arrives prior to the Scottish Premier League match between Dundee and Celtic at  Dens Park on December 26, 2017 in Dundee, Scotland.

 

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