Celtic: Leigh Griffiths keen to get back to winning ways

Leigh Griffiths
Leigh Griffiths earned a start in Saturday's match against Ross County in Glasgow

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths is hoping for a reaction to Sunday's draw when his side meet Partick Thistle on Thursday.

The Premiership leaders were held 0-0 at home by Ross County at the weekend, after passing up a series of chances.

"We dominated the game and when we are dominant like that we need to win," Griffiths told the Celtic website.

"They came here to frustrate us and did that, but we will bounce back and will look forward to Partick Thistle away."

Ronny Deila's Celtic had won eight league games in a row before a 2-1 defeat at Dundee United and the draw with the Staggies.

Converting their chances has proved a problem for the champions but Griffiths expects the club's strikers to soon hit form again.

"We can't keep controlling games and not win them but we are back in training and looking forward to Thursday," the 24-year-old added.

John Guidetti
Swede John Guidetti passed up one of Celtic's best chances in the 0-0 home draw with Ross County

"We were just unlucky on Saturday - Callum McGregor had the shot that came off the bar and John Guidetti was in the right place at the right time, but he just put the ball wide when nine times out of 10 he would score, so hopefully on Thursday we can put things right.

"It's a Glasgow derby and Partick will be up for it and so will we. We will take a massive travelling support and hopefully we can get the right result."

Griffiths started on Saturday after scoring in the defeat at United, and he is hoping to keep his place in Deila's line-up for the Jags meeting.

"The manager told me he was going with two up front and I was really looking forward to the game," Griffiths said.

"I felt we did well in the first half and our movement was causing Ross County a lot of problems. The gaffer then switched it to a 4-2-3-1 in the second half, and I like coming in off that right-hand side and I got a few shots away.

"The manager changed it at half-time and he wanted me to come inside on to my left foot, link up the play and get shots on goal.

"I have been working hard in training and the gaffer says when you work hard it pays off and thankfully I got a start and want to stay there."

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