Leigh Griffiths happy to heap pressure on Scotland boss Gordon Strachan

Scotland boss Gordon Strachan Euro 2016

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Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths hopes his recent goalscoring form will give Scotland manager Gordon Strachan a selection headache for the Euro 2016 qualifiers against Poland and Gibraltar.

The Scots must get at least four points from their final two Group D games to keep their hopes of qualification for France next summer alive.

Poland are first up in Glasgow on Thursday before the finale against minnows Gibraltar in Faro.

Griffiths scored in the Europa League draw with Fenerbahce at Celtic Park on Thursday and also found the net in the 2-1 win at Hamilton on Sunday.

He feels he has given Strachan something to think about and hopes he will get the nod to start, but he says he will do what is best for the national team if he is not selected.

“I can only concentrate on what I’m doing for Celtic. If I keep playing well and scoring goals, Gordon Strachan is going to have a tough job to decide who’s going to play but if I’m not in the starting XI I’ll sit on the bench and wait my turn,” Griffiths said.

Scotland are 2.63 to beat second-placed Poland at Hampden Park on Thursday, with Griffiths 2.75 to score at any time in the game.

He admits the form of his international teammates over the weekend had left him under pressure to perform when Celtic travelled to New Douglas Park on Sunday.

“I had to score because another three strikers for Scotland scored the day before, so I had to do my bit,” he added.

“They scored near enough right after each other. Jordan Rhodes got a double then Steven Fletcher and Chris Martin scored afterwards. So I thought, ‘I need to do something special!’

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