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Lee McCulloch urges Celtic's Leigh Griffiths to make up with manager

Leigh Griffiths of Celtic and Head coach Brendan Rodgers of Celtic look on during the UEFA Europa League Group B match between FC Salzburg and Celtic at Red Bull Arena Wals-Siezenheim on...

Celtic man Griffiths and McLeish are rumoured to have fallen out.

7th October 2018, McDiarmid Park, Perth, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, St Johnstone versus Celtic;  Leigh Griffiths of Celtic leaves after inspecting the the pitch

Lee McCulloch has urged Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths to make up with Scotland manager Alex McLeish on Sky Sports, with rumours suggesting Griffiths is unhappy at being dropped in September.

McLeish confirmed that 28-year-old Griffiths was "unhappy" after being dropped for the UEFA Nations League win over Albania, which resulted in a 2-0 win in the Celtic man's absence.

Griffiths withdrew from this month's Scotland squad to face Israel and Portugal which he claimed was to work on his fitness, but some reckon that Griffiths is still annoyed at being dropped.

 

Former Rangers captain McCulloch reckons there is rift between the two parties and urged the duo to settle their differences, as Griffiths is key to McLeish's Scotland squad.

"His country needs him. He's a natural goal-scorer that we haven't really got at the moment," McCulloch said.

"So let's put our differences to the side and let's do it for the greater good of the country. Let's get them both around the table, have a chat, and hopefully get him in the squad for the next game."

23rd September 2018, Rugby Park, Kilmarnock, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Kilmarnock versus Celtic; Leigh Griffiths of Celtic raises his fist to celebrate his goal 1-0 in the...

Griffiths has struggled this season so far, scoring only five goals in 16 league and cup outings. But he remains one of Scotland's best strikers despite his lack of a goalscoring touch this season.

Scotland have two huge Nations League ties next month, which will be make or break in whether they qualify from their group or indeed get relegated.

Lee McCulloch Kilmarnock ahead of the Scottish premiership match between Kilmarnock and Celtic at Rugby Park on August 12, 2015 in Kilmarnock, Scotland.

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