The news Leigh Griffiths won’t be part of the squad heading to France this week has been a big talking point for Celtic fans.

When I first heard the news break, I thought it might have been a little harsh, but after stopping to think about the season we are about to embark on, it’s absolutely right Neil Lennon shows his ruthless side with what’s on the line.

The Celtic manager knows it’s his head on the chopping block if things go wrong next season and he won’t want any passengers.

There’s no doubt about it, the Celtic manager will be annoyed Leigh has not kept himself in better condition but will give him every chance to catch up with the rest.

Competition for places is key and with Edouard still at the club and Klimala coming back to training in great shape, there could be an opening for the Polish striker in the first few weeks of the season.

Klimala was not fit when he first came to Celtic and had to get up to speed. With the frontman training with the bhoys since mid-June, he certainly has the chance to get into this Celtic squad.

Neil Lennon will rely on the player’s he perceives are putting in the work.


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