Swansea City striker McBurnie was part of the Scotland squad this past week, while Celtic star Griffiths decided to pull out due to fitness issues.
The 22-year-old, who is a boyhood Rangers fans as reported by The Daily Record and often revels in wins for the Gers on social networking site Twitter, seems to rate 28-year-old Celtic and Scotland international striker Griffiths highly.
McBurnie told The Scottish Sun: “Playing for my country is the pinnacle. I want to do it as many times as I can.
“More experienced guys know their bodies and it’s their decision. It’s disappointing for the squad not having Leigh here. He’s a great player.”
McBurnie is a very good striker who has been playing well for Swansea in the Championship in England so far this season.
Interestingly, McBurnie was linked with a move to Rangers in the summer transfer window before he signed a new contract with Swansea in the Championship in England.
According to The Sun on Sunday (print edition, July 1, 2018), Rangers made a £4.5 million bid for McBurnie (click here to read more).
Griffiths - who has been on the books of Celtic since January 2014 when he joined from Wolverhampton Wanderers for a transfer fee reported by The Daily Mail to be worth £1 million - himself has been in brilliant form for the Hoops in recent weeks and is one of the best strikers in the Scottish Premiership.
The 28-year-old former Wolves striker is an important player for Scotland and will be so in the coming years.
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