Leigh Griffiths is set to miss Celtic second leg of the Champions League qualifier with a slight injury. The Scottish giants need a result away from home after being held to a 1-1 draw at home by Midtjylland. Albian Ajeti has recovered from an injury that kept him out of the friendly loss to West Ham.
“He picked up a slight injury yesterday (Monday) in training, which was disappointing for him because he was obviously going to be part of the travelling party.” Celtic coach Ange Postecoglou said talking about Leigh Griffiths. “Albie trained yesterday and he is fine, so he will be involved. Everyone else from the weekend, apart from Leigh, pulled up fine.”
Griffiths was booed by a section of fans due to police investigations into his social media. Police said there was no criminality involved after carrying out a full assessment of the player’s messages. There were allegations that the striker had exchanged lewd messages with a 15-year-old girl and her friend.
“In terms of the crowd response, Leigh is in the same position as all of us. We represent the football club and the supporters are there to judge us on how we perform and what we do. We have to accept any response we get from them.” Postecoglou added. “For the most part, Leigh still got a positive response from the crowd because they acknowledge the fact that he has had a very good career at Celtic and has contributed. If there are people who express dissatisfaction, it’s up to him to show with his performances and the way he goes about things. I am sure he can win them back very quickly.”