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Celtic: Lennon should start Leigh Griffiths in Scottish Cup final

Celtic are one match away from making history by winning the ‘quadruple treble’. To achieve this, they must see off Hearts in what promises to be a heated Scottish Premiership final on Sunday. The Hoops will take on Hearts, who are currently leading the table in the Championship.

Whilst Celtic have the better team on paper, they must not underestimate their opponents. Neil Lennon’s side have fallen short in some shock losses this season and look fragile in certain areas on the pitch.

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However, one positive that the manager can takeaway recently is that his attack is one to be feared. Mohamed Elyounoussi has been frightening in front of goal and is currently the club’s leading scorer for the season. The next player behind him is Odsonne Edouard, but he has hit a dip in from recently.

With summer signing David Turnbull breaking into the starting lineup and contributing a goal and two assists in his last two appearances, Lennon can afford to switch up his strike options. He may choose to bench Edouard and rest him whilst he deploys Leigh Griffiths.

The £15,000 per week forward is far from favoured by the manager and he could be looking at seeing out the remainder of his contract on the bench. But the long-time serving striker would be a good option to start against Hearts.

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After suffering a calf injury Griffiths hasn’t started a single Premiership match for the Bhoys this term. He is still devoted to his team though, after recently admitting that he wishes to break into the top 20 highest goal-scorers at Celtic.

If Lennon also plans to drop him from the squad permanently, the least he can do to repay the 30-year-old’s hard work is let him play a part in a potentially historic result.

In other news, Signing Bright Osayi-Samuel will fill huge gap in Lennon’s squad…

Article title: Celtic: Lennon should start Leigh Griffiths in Scottish Cup final

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