Gordon Strachan calls for Griffiths to regain his starting place at Celtic

As reported by The Scottish Sun, Gordon Strachan is urging Celtic and Scotland striker Leigh Griffiths to hold down a regular place at club level to keep his finishing ability sharp.

What’s the story?

Scotland enjoyed a rare World Cup Qualification win on Sunday thanks to a late Chris Martin goal. It could have easily ended differently, with Scotland struggling to get ahead throughout the match.

They had two great chances in the first half through Leigh Griffiths but the usually lethal Celtic striker hit the bar with his first effort and the post with his second.

They were chances that he would ordinarily bury, especially the effort from close range that hit the bar and the misses may have dented his chances of getting a regular start for his country.

His national manager Gordon Strachan reckons they were chances he would have scored had he been getting a regular game at Celtic.

As quoted by The Scottish Sun, Strachan said:

What I’d like is for players to get a regular game now, a real regular game, in the up front area especially. A Leigh Griffiths that’s played ten games scores those with the chances he has.

Getting that regular game isn’t going to be easy given the form Moussa Dembele is in at Celtic. The Frenchman has scored an incredible 32 goals this season and looks set to retain his place spearheading the Hoops attack.

Can Griffiths get back into the team and push for a place against England?