Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths targets quick response

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Leigh Griffiths is confident Celtic can put their recent stumble in the league behind them and bounce back to winning ways at home to Dundee on Wednesday.

The Bhoys threw away a 1-0 lead away at Hamilton Academical last Friday as they ended up drawing 1-1 but the game should have been put to bed in the second half for the defending Scottish champions.

Griffiths had slotted home a penalty in the 35th minute for his 33rd goal of the season but the visitors suffered a big blow when Dedryck Boyata was shown a red card before the break after a last-man tackle on Carlton Morris.

Celtic missed from the spot in the second period and they were made to pay for that when Eamonn Brophy equalised to grab a hard-fought point for the Accies.

However, Ronny Deila’s men are still six points ahead of second place Aberdeen after the latter could only draw 1-1 against St Johnstone, missing a great opportunity to close the gap.

Next up is a home clash against Dundee and Griffiths, who is hoping to earn a regular spot in Scotland’s first team, is looking for a quick-fire response from his side.

He said: “We have to concentrate on what we do and we’re going to be concentrating on Dundee on Wednesday.”

Celtic are the favourites at 1.17 to clinch all three points, the draw is priced at 7.50 while Dundee are outsiders at 17.00 to upset the odds.

The last time these two sides met it was an absolute rout for Deila’s men as they recorded a 6-0 league triumph back in September, with Griffiths grabbing one of the goals.

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