Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths backed for Scotland call

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths Euro 2016

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Celtic captain Scott Brown believes Leigh Griffiths will become a regular fixture in Scotland’s national team if he continues his impressive club form.

The 25-year-old striker has been in stunning form in the goalscoring department this season and has managed to score 22 times from 20 league outings.

Add on the eight strikes in cup competitions and the Edinburgh-born star has already taken his tally to 30, with more than a dozen matches remaining.

The former Wolverhampton Wanderers ace is well on course to break the 40 mark by the end of the season and that would put him right in contention for a more prominent position in the Scotland side.

Griffiths has earned just six caps to date and is yet to open his account since making his debut back in November 2012 in a friendly against Luxembourg.

However, Scotland’s failure to qualify for Euro 2016 could provide opportunities for the fringe players and Brown, who has been a regular for both club and country, believes his Celtic team-mate will play a bigger part on the international stage.

“Hopefully he can be pushing on in the Scotland squad as well because the wee man has come on leaps and bounds this season,” he said. “I think he is loving life at Celtic and that shows on the park, how much he is enjoying his football.”

Griffiths will be hoping to continue his good run of form on Saturday when Celtic play host to Inverness CT in the Scottish Premiership.

The Bhoys, who are top of the table, are heavy favourites at 1.17, a draw is priced at 6.50 while the visitors are massive outsiders at 15.00 to upset the odds.

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