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Scott McDonald gives his verdict on Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths's display

Brendan Rodgers, Manager of Celtic celebrates following the Scottish Cup Final between Motherwell and Celtic at Hampden Park on May 19, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Brendan Rodgers' Celtic side managed to draw 1-1 Motherwell last night.

Leigh Griffiths of Celtic Glasgow and Head Coach Brendan Rodgers of Celtic Glasgow talking during the UEFA Europa League Group B match between FC Salzburg and Celtic Glasgow at Red Bull...

Scott McDonald has told BT Sport during their live coverage of Celtic’s match against Motherwell that Leigh Griffiths played poorly last night.

Griffiths was selected to start for Celtic, but he fluffed his lines up-front.


The Scottish international missed a spot kick and generally struggled to provide much of a threat for the Bhoys.


Griffiths was taken off in the second half, and McDonald felt that the Celtic striker’s reaction to the substitution was telling.

He said: “You can see his reaction when he came off, he wasn’t disappointed. He accepted it. He knows he wasn’t up to scratch. His penalty said everything about his performance tonight.”

Celtic had taken the lead at Fir Park when Ryan Christie found the back of the net, and they were then unfortunate with some poor refereeing decisions.

Leigh Griffiths of Celtic celebrates after he scores his team's fifth goal during the UEFA Champions League Qualifying Play-Offs Round First Leg match between Celtic FC and FK Astana at...

Filip Benkovic had a goal controversially ruled out, but Rodgers’ side were also guilty of missing opportunities.

And Motherwell made them pay in the last minutes when Danny Johnson scored.

Celtic’s draw saw them drop down to third place in the Scottish Premiership table, although they do have games in hands over their main rivals.

24th November 2018, Hope CBD Stadium, Hamilton, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Hamilton Academical versus Celtic;  Leigh Griffiths of Celtic applauds the fans after returning...

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