Alex Bruce believes Celtic manager Neil Lennon will be “delighted” to have Leigh Griffiths back in contention for a starting spot.
The former Premier League defender, speaking exclusively to Football insider Deputy editor Russell Edge has insisted the Scotland international would be a “good addition” to Lennon’s squad.
As quoted by the Daily Record, Lennon has confirmed that in terms of conditioning, this is the best he has seen for the 29-year-old in a long time.
The Scotland international has been snubbed for Celtic’s pre-season trip to France and has been publicly criticized by Lennon for returning to Parkhead out of form.
But now that he’s back in good shape, Bruce is sure he will be an asset to Celtic as they pursue a 10th consecutive league triumph.
“Lennon went public with his criticisms when he returned to the preseason,” Bruce said Football insider.
“He’s gone and turned the tables and worked hard for the last month or so.
“He will be a good addition to the Celtic squad because he obviously scored a lot of goals and I’m sure Lennon is happy to have him back. “
He has scored a total of 115 times for the Scottish champions to date and has scored four goals in 19 appearances for his country.
After Celtic’s victory over Hibs, Lennon praised the forward, he told the Daily Record: “Leigh was great. It looks great and it’s the best I’ve seen in a long time, in terms of how it looks in its packaging. He just has to maintain it now because it will be a real asset to us – no question.
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