FORMER Celtic midfielder, Simon Donnelly believes Celtic need their TOP striker back on the field as soon as possible as the bhoys fight on four fronts.

Leigh Griffiths has been out of action for nearly two months. The player was ironically injured when he tried to up his fitness game by staying away from international duty.

In his absence, Odsonne Edouard has excelled in many games and carried the burden up front himself.

However, Donnelly is clear on who the top striker is at Celtic Park and hopes to see Leigh and the rest of the injured bhoys back as soon as possible.

“You have to remember Celtic have been missing Brown, Ntcham and Griffiths in recent weeks.” Donnelly told Record Sport.

“They have been operating with one fully-fit striker in Edouard and Rodgers will be wanting Griffiths to return to the first-team fold as quickly as possible.

“Edouard is on a real hot run of form. Griffiths is the top striker at the club when he is on song but he needs to get his fitness levels back up to speed.

“Celtic are relying on Edouard a fair bit at the moment which is why Rodgers and the supporters will want to see Griffiths back on the pitch as soon as possible, especially ahead of the Aberdeen and Rangers games in late December.”

Celtic play Hamilton a week on Saturday in the SPF, hoping to solidify their place at the top of the table.

The League Cup Final is coming up fast on December 2nd and it’s important Celtic have all hands on deck for that game.

Celtic have bested Aberdeen twice in cup finals after Rodgers but it’s going to be a tough test at Hampden.


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