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Stuart Armstrong grateful Leigh Griffiths is a Celtic player

Stuart Armstrong has praised Leigh Griffiths' finishing ability.

Celtic midfielder Stuart Armstrong has told the Glasgow Evening Times that he is glad he doesn't have to play against Leigh Griffiths.

Griffiths has been a revelation over recent weeks for the Bhoys, and Armstrong has praised the striker's ability today.

The January signing believes Griffiths' finishing is remarkable and he has suggested that he looks like scoring every time he steps on the pitch at the moment.

"I am just pleased that he is playing with us and not against us. Leigh and I played together at Under-21 level so I have always had an appreciation of what he brings to a team," Armstrong said.

"But until you are playing with him week in, week out it is hard to see just how clinical he is.

"That is the second time he has scored a hat-trick for us this month and you can see just how high his confidence is just now. You get the feeling that he can score every time he walks out onto the park."

Armstrong's comments come after Griffiths netted a hat-trick for the Bhoys during their game against Dundee United at the weekend.

Celtic beat United 3-0 and the former Wolverhampton Wanderers man confirmed his status as Ronny Deila's side's number one striker during the contest.

Griffiths started the season playing second fiddle to John Guidetti, but he has kept Swede out of the team recently and seems to have been fired up by the competition for places.

Griffiths now has 14 goals in his last 17 games and he will be hoping to continue finding the back of the net, as his side look to claim the title. 

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