NEIL LENNON has told Celtic fans they’re close to getting their century striker back after the interim Parkhead boss revealed he has held face to face talks with Leigh Griffiths over a return to action in the coming weeks.

Leigh has been out since late 2018 when Brendan Rodgers announced the frontman would be taking a leave of absence to address personal matters.

Since then, the player has been working on getting better and eyeing a first-team return.

It seems within Leigh’s grasp now with the manager who brought the striker to the club ready to bring him back into the fold, admitting it’s now down to Leigh.

“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.” Lennon told CelticTV.

“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.

Celtic are closing in on their 8th title in a row and have a semi-final to negotiate next month against Aberdeen. It would be a significant boost to the team and the club in general if Leigh can get back to his best and hopefully get some game time between now and the end of the season.


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