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Neil Lennon issues exciting update on Celtic's Leigh Griffiths

24th November 2018, Hope CBD Stadium, Hamilton, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Hamilton Academical versus Celtic;  Leigh Griffiths of Celtic makes it 3-0 in the 82nd minute from...

Leigh Griffiths has been out of commission for Celtic since December.

Leigh Griffiths of Celtic is seen during a training session at Lennoxtown on December 29, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Neil Lennon has revealed to The Scottish Sun he is optimistic that Celtic fans will see forgotten striker Leigh Griffiths before the season is over.

Griffiths hasn't kicked a ball for Celtic since December after being ruled out for a number of months with unspecified personal problems.

The 28-year-old, signed by Lennon in 2014 during the Northern Irishman's first spell in charge of the Hoops, netted 40 goals for the Scottish giants across all competitions during the 2015-16 campaign.

The Bhoys have missed someone of his talents, with Odsonne Edouard struggling with injury while the Scot has been absent.


But although Lennon, who met up with Griffiths earlier in the week, admits that his striker needs some work, he is hopeful that he'll still play a role in the season.

He told The Scottish Sun: "We met on Monday. I don’t want to talk about private things, but he’s obviously itching to get back and I’m optimistic about seeing him back before the end of the season.

“He looked okay and in reasonable condition. He’s got a bit of work to do to catch up with the rest, but that’s what we’re hoping will happen over the coming weeks.

“It’s down to him now. It will take a bit of time, but hopefully we’ll see him back before the end of the season."

Neil Lennon, Interim manager of Celtic arrives at the stadium prior to the Scottish Cup quarter final match between Hibernian and Celtic at Easter Road on March 02, 2019 in Edinburgh,...

Celtic fans will be delighted with the update.

Lennon is bidding to lead the Bhoys to the treble 'Treble' between now and the end of the season, and what a huge boost it'd be if Griffiths could play a role in that.

As far as goalscoring goes, he might be unrivalled in Scottish football and the likes of Aberdeen - who face Celtic in a Scottish Cup semi-final - won't be over the moon about him being on the comeback trail.

Leigh Griffiths of Celtic celebrates after the Scottish Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 15, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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