LEIGH GRIFFITHS may have blown his chance of bringing down the curtain on his prolific goalscoring career at Celtic.

Former Hoops winger Davie Provan reckons the 29-year-old striker may never get back into the good books of boss Neil Lennon.

Griffiths was dumped from the first-team squad that spent a week at an exclusive training centre at Loughborough before heading across the channel for three warm-up games in France where they drew 1-1 with Nice in the opening encounter before losing 2-1 to Lyon and 4-0 to Paris Saint-Germain.

The frontman was left behind to train on his own at Lennoxtown when he returned overweight from the four-month lockdown when it was clear his team-mates – especially frontline rival Patryk Klimala – had followed the fitness regimes set out by the club’s medical team.

The Scotland international may get the nod to work on his match fitness in the closed-door’s friendly against Ross County at Parkhead this afternoon.

However, Provan, writing in his Scottish Sun on Sunday column, has expressed doubts about the player’s Hoops future.

He remarked: “Disappointing to watch a talent like Leigh Griffiths flush his career down the toilet.

“When he could be repaying Celtic for their support during his mental health issues, he’s sticking two fingers up at Neil Lennon instead.

“Mug punters still offering Griff sympathy need to wise up. Missing the games in France through lack of fitness was unforgiveable.

“At 29, he should be starring for Celtic and Scotland. Instead, he’s becoming a circus act on social media.

“I wouldn’t bet on Lennon giving him another chance.”


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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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