Leigh Griffiths was subbed off at half time during the 2-1 defeat to St Mirren at the weekend, the striker then was left on the bench for the Kilmarnock game. Even though the club were winning 2 then 3-0, the Celtic manager went to his bench and gave game time to Patryk Klimala and Moi Elyounoussi in the latter stages.
Ajeti came in for Leigh tonight and won the team a penalty as well as get on the score sheet, the Swiss striker should now have an opportunity for a run of games to see if he can keep up his scoring stats.
For Leigh Griffiths, he finds himself on the outside very abruptly. Could Neil Lennon see the frontman as an impact player during games where things aren’t going our way or is he simply ready to give the new bhoys a proper go?
Celtic fans have been talking about the striker’s omission but it’s too early to tell what Neil Lennon is thinking when it comes to his squad selection.
It was only weeks ago he backed Vassilis Barkas at number one only to drop him for Scott Bain.
Griffiths done at Celtic?
— Everything Celtic (@aboutceltic) February 2, 2021
No Leigh Griffiths tonight. Could be the end for him at Celtic again
— Bhoys Analytics (@BhoysAnalytics) February 2, 2021
Yes. 100% best he goes.
— Donegal Bhoy (@POSearcaigh) February 2, 2021
Pros: Ajeti hopefully making sure Griffiths never kicks a ball for us again and Welsh continuing to impress.
Cons: Felt like a friendly and there’s so much more of these types of games to go.
— GIGPOD🟢⚪️ (@gigpod) February 2, 2021