Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths pleads with Brendan Rodgers to let him hit the magic 100 at Hampden

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Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has urged 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 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.

The Scotland internationalist is set for a clean-up operation at the end of the campaign and it has been a staccato season for the forward between injury and illness.

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 Parkhead club.

“I’m two away now and it seems to be getting increasingly and increasingly more difficult but I’ll be there on Sunday and if I get the chance to put the ball in the back of the net I will,” he said.

“The boys are willing me to get it done and hopefully if there are any set-pieces, penalties I’m sure they’ll duly oblige and let me hit them.”

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