Celtic’s good form in 2018 continued on Saturday as they saw off the threat of Hibernian in the Scottish Premiership, winning 1-0 at Celtic Park.
It was always going to be a tough 90 minutes for the Scottish champions, Hibs have performed well against them all season, but a Leigh Griffiths strike was enough to secure all three points and maintain their lead at the top of the table.
While a positive day, fans were left disappointed by injuries to some key first team players like Leigh Griffiths and Craig Gordon, who were both forced off early in the match.
Griffiths has struggled with a number of calf injuries already this season and today was his first start since Boxing Day, with Brendan Rodgers opting to utilise Odsonne Edouard and Moussa Dembele in other matches.
He was visibily upset at realising he would again face treatment, especially when given a big chance to impress, and he’ll be hoping the injury isn’t serious.
Supporters took to Twitter to discuss the injury and what it means for the team…
@ClydeSSB gutted for supper leigh Griffiths gives us what we need at the top end of the pitch big dembele definitely not firing on all cylinders just now missing paddy Roberts wee spark and rogics drive in the middle of the park a fear for the zenit game ?
— Richard mcculloch (@Richardmccull10) January 27, 2018
Celtic team looks like it's lacking some serious confidence just now, playing to many square balls no one looking to play that through ball to open the game up. Gutted at Griffiths injury ?? but at end of the day we are still winning the games so no big worry just yet #coybig
— Bhoy from the milk (@Bkellacher67) January 27, 2018
Today tells ye all ye need tae know about the last couple a month regarding Brendan not playing Griffiths regularly! Not that he does'nt rate hate but more scared to play him with these calf injuries? #walkingtimebomb
— john b (@johnbur46603771) January 27, 2018
Griffiths has serious problems with that calf. Needs sorted.
— Colm (@cohcfc) January 27, 2018
Nightmare for Gordon, hope Griffiths’ injury isn’t anything to worry about either. Gonny be a busy few days for us coming up… probably no but.
— RyanLynch! (@ryan_lynch1) January 27, 2018
Was heartbreaking seeing Griffiths greetin on the bench man hes had that injury for ages
— Aidn (@_AM63__) January 27, 2018
Griffiths has only played 75 minutes last 2 games but won us both games. Shows how vital he is and how much we will miss him if this injury is serious. Moussa’s heid is mince atm and Edouard hasn’t done much. Add in Armstrong, Rogic & Roberts injuries and not much creativity left
— Paul (@pauln1984) January 27, 2018
If Celtic don't sign some players now after adding Griffiths and Gordon to the injury list then we riot
— O w a i n (@OwainBanks) January 27, 2018