Second chances don’t come around very often, especially at Celtic Football Club.
For a club etched in so much history, it’s a team that will chew you up and spit you back out if disappointing performances arise.
Just ask a certain Leigh Griffiths, a man who’s had several chances to prove his worth at Parkhead.
Considering his record, the 30-year-old deserves to be respected a little bit more. He formed part of the teams that won nine in a row as he scored 123 goals in 262 appearances.
However, after a laborious attacking campaign in 2020/21 for Griffiths, he was called into question.
The Scot scored just seven goals and ended up being left out of Steve Clarke’s for the European Championships. It looked like he wouldn’t sign a new deal with Celtic either.
Though, Ange Postecoglou and Dominic McKay handed him another bite of the cherry by extending his deal by an extra year last week. It’s already started in torrid circumstances for Griffiths who has been sent home from the club’s training camp in Wales.
Griffiths will no doubt receive another opportunity to get into this side but if they sign another forward, he should remain on the sidelines.
The Hoops have been linked with a move for Kevin Nisbet, a man who may cost around the £4m mark this summer.
He was the second top scorer in the Premiership last term and made three substitute appearances at Euro 2020.
Improving all the time, the striker has been described as a “wonderful player” by pundit Frank McAvennie.
He scored 18 goals last term and if Celtic are able to lure him to Paradise, he could be another Griffiths.
Nisbet isn’t as hot-headed as the Hoops forward but his ability to find the back of the net is remarkably similar. They also both proved themselves with Hibs before being linked with pastures new.
Celtic’s current number nine spent two years on loan at Easter Road from Wolves where he was in the form of his life.
The experienced attacker beat the goalkeeper on 38 occasions in 78 times for the Edinburgh club before earning his move to one of the biggest clubs in Scotland.
The Celtic target’s record might not be quite as impressive but he is still young at the age of 24, meaning he has plenty of time to develop and improve on that tally.
Postecoglou’s side have already proven in the past that luring the best forward players in Scotland to the club is a successful recipe.
Scott McDonald proved that by moving from Motherwell to the Hoops and scoring 59 times in 117 appearances.
They must use their experience there and with Griffiths to weigh up the pros and cons of landing Nisbet.