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Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths still has regrets despite personal achievements

By Staff Reporter

Player of the Year candidate Leigh Griffiths admits this season has been a disappointment despite closing in on 40 goals and a league winners' medal.

The Celtic striker was shortlisted after hitting 38 goals so far this season and finds himself up against Dundee duo Greg Stewart and Kane Hemmings as well as Aberdeen winger Jonny Hayes for the award, which will be presented on Sunday.

Celtic will clinch their fifth consecutive title this weekend if they beat Hearts at Tynecastle and Aberdeen fail to beat Motherwell but semi-final defeats to Rangers and Ross County plus a poor European campaign saw Ronny Deila announce he would be leaving in the summer.

Griffiths said: "It's always nice to get individual awards but collectively as a team it's been a disappointment.

"Europe wasn't great and going out the cup competitions wasn't great either, but we still need to stick together as a squad and we can make history by getting that five in a row.

"Expectation levels at Celtic are exceptional, you are demanded to win every game and if you don't there's questions asked, and rightly so. But we are still going for five in a row and when we get over the line, we can have some fun."

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