Former Rangers star Kris Boyd believes one of the Celtic fans’ favourite players could be on the chopping block in the coming weeks.
Kris Boyd has never been one to shy away from making huge, and sometimes outlandish claims in regards to Celtic. It comes with little surprise when he does it considering his background with cross-town rivals Rangers. But now he has a claim that may just hold some water to it.
Fan-favourite, and long time striker Leigh Griffiths is the subject of Kris Boyd’s claims. Leigh Griffiths has missed considerable time since the last season. The striker missed the entire second half of the season battling personal issues, and many thought his career would have ended there.
Instead, the striker returned this season, and resumed his normal, productive ways when it comes to scoring. Soon after his return, the injury bug once again bit Leigh Griffiths, who has spent most of the time injured this season rather than on the pitch.
Now, with Griffiths healthy, and Odsonne Edouard and Vakoun Issouf Bayo injured, Celtic boss Neil Lennon is preferring other players over Griffiths. It is for these reasons that Kris Boyd spoke with SkySports on Leigh Griffiths’ future with the club:
“I think the days of playing games to get your fitness levels up are done in football.
“You need to be doing it in training, you need to be doing it day in, day out.
“That’s why players are at the top of their game now.
“You look back at yourself and think you have done a bit more in training some days? Maybe you could have.
“Leigh Griffiths right now is at that crossroads in his career.
“He needs to be first in, he needs to be last away. He needs to train every single day to the best of his ability because he’s not going to play.
“He’s miles behind Odsonne Edouard.
“For me, he has got four weeks to save his Celtic career.”
The four weeks time frame that Kris Boyd is referring to is the amount of time until the January or winter transfer window opens. There has been plenty of discussion on whether or not the Hoops will go out and grab another striker during that window.
As it seems now, Kris Boyd is not that far off in his assessment of Leigh Griffiths, and where the club values him. Remember, while “ten in a row” is the goal, this club has thoughts of a Europa League run on their minds now. Celtic has to recruit, and field the best players if they want to compete with the best in Europe.