Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths eyes entry into 100-club at Hampden

By thedroid

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has urged Parkhead manager Brendan Rodgers to let him loose at Hampden as the striker looks to finally hit the 100-goal mark.

Griffiths is two goals away from joining an elite group of just 28 players who have hit the century for Celtic and he is itching to bring down the curtain on what has been a frustrating season on a high. Welshman John Hartson was the last Celtic player to achieve entry into the illustrious 100-club but as Griffiths has admitted, it has been a long time coming. At one stage this term the striker had set his sights on hitting the benchmark before the end of the festive period but prolonged spells on the sidelines with injury and, of late, illness have played havoc with his season.

The Scotland internationalist is set for a clean-up operation at the end of the campaign and sums up what has been a staccato campaign for the forward. But as Celtic prepare to face Motherwell in the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden on Saturday afternoon, Griffiths is desperate to write his name into what could be a unique chapter in the history of the …read more