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Neil Lennon on Celtic’s Griffiths

Sun 27 December 2020 | 14:16

The Celtic coach believes his player has been bringing new positive changes into the team.

According to

Celtic

manager, Neil Lennon,

Leigh Griffiths

brings a

“breath of fresh air”

with his presence on the team. The 30-year-old, who was absent early in the season due to fitness complications, returned to the team’s squad in their William Hill Scottish Cup final win over

Hearts

. Later he made two other appearances in their clash with

Ross County

and

Hamilton

in which of the two of the games he scored a goal.

Lennon

happy with the Scottish player’s performance, said:

“I thought he played very well.”

“It was a great goal and I thought he could have had a hat-trick. He will be disappointed.”

“But yes, he has been a breath of fresh air in the last few weeks.”

“So it is (about) keeping him fit and keeping him at it.”

Celtic currently sit second behind

Rangers

with three games in their hands. On Wednesday they will face

Dundee United

before starting 2021 with a match against the Premiership leaders.

“We have a bit of work to do, we know that,” Lennon added.

“We look forward to the Dundee United game and look to win that and take things from there. But I am delighted with the form we are in.”

“I thought the two centre-halves (Nir Bitton and Kristoffer Ajer) were  excellent, the two full-backs (Jeremie Frimpong and Greg Taylor) were great, the whole team functioned perfectly, the way we want them to.”

Hamilton coach,

Brian Rice

, who was pleased with his men’s performance against Celtic told

Hamilton TV

:

“I will expect more. I will demand more again.”

“Hopefully we have one or two of the track and trace boys back (players who are self-isolating after being deemed a close contact of the team-mate who tested positive for Covid-19) but the injured boys won’t be back.”

“We will need to go to St Johnstone, hope to put in a performance and win the match.”

“We gave it everything we had against Celtic. We were well-organised, disciplined and stuck to the game plan.”

“I thought some of the performances were outstanding against a good Celtic team.”


source: SportMob