Leigh Griffiths could play against Midtjylland in Celtic Champions League qualifier on Tuesday night. The veteran striker was dismissed from training as it was revealed that the police and the club were carrying out investigations into his social media activity. The striker was cleared by the police after carrying out a complete assessment of the messages sent by Griffiths to underage girls.
“He [Griffiths] is ready to go.” new Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou said about Leigh Griffiths. “I think I said before, the whole process with Leigh was pretty simple for me. Obviously, with regard to the incident, other people took control of that investigation and, from what I understand, everything has been sorted in terms of understanding what took place.”
“From then he was made available and that’s when he came back into my consciousness as a footballer,” he added. “And I am not the kind who absolves himself of responsibility of things but, with a limit of 24 hours every day and the number of things I need to concentrate on, I decided that I will concentrate on the things I can control. And once Leigh came back into the squad and everything was settled in terms of the incident then he is back being a Celtic player, back as part of the squad, and available for selection tomorrow.”
Kristoffer Ajer and Olivier Nitcham are still carrying injuries and Tuesday’s match will come too soon for the duo. Coincidentally both the players are speculated about moves abroad. Ajer has been linked to Brentford while Nitcham spent the second half of the season at Marseille on loan.