Celtic manager Neil Lennon is hopeful that Leigh Griffiths will be fit for this weekend’s match against Kilmarnock. The 29-year-old picked up a hamstring problem in training this week and was not in the squad that travelled to Denmark for the Copenhagen game.
Lennon says they let Griffiths stay at home in order to aid his recovery, and he is optimistic on a quick return to first-team action:
“Griff picked up a hamstring twinge in training, so we didn’t take the risk of asking him to travel. We hope he’ll be okay for the weekend. It is [a blow] with the form he’s been in.”
Hamstrings can be difficult injuries to diagnose in terms of layoff times so fans probably shouldn’t be surprised if he isn’t back in the squad for the weekend.
Losing Griffiths will, though, be a blow to Celtic, with the Scottish international having struck up an excellent partnership with Odsonne Edouard in recent weeks.
Between them, the pair have bagged ten goals in seven matches, helping them to seven successive wins in the league since the winter break. Hopefully, Griffiths’ absence won’t adversely affect the team’s performance when they face Copenhagen tonight.