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Leigh Griffiths' goals please Celtic manager Neil Lennon

By Ronnie Esplin

Motherwell 3 Celtic 3: Whatever problems Leigh Griffiths might be bringing to the door of Neil Lennon, the Celtic striker continues to please his boss on the field.

The Lurgan man was unequivocal last Friday when he said that he expects the 23-year-old to be at Parkhead next season, despite him being investigated by his club, the police and the Scottish Football Association for allegedly singing a song in a pub described by the football authorities as being of "an offensive, racist and/or discriminatory nature".

However, that was put on the back burner on Saturday when the Scotland striker came off the bench at Motherwell to put Celtic ahead after they had fought back from a two-goal deficit with his sixth goal in 11 appearances for the champions since signing from Wolves in January.

And although John Sutton's injury-time goal, his second of the game, gave the home side a point, Lennon said: "I am delighted for Leigh. He is here to score goals and he took his goal really well.

"That is the best way to answer back if there is criticisms thrown his way.

"We think he is a good player, we think he has a lot to offer and there is more to come from him."

The draw saw Motherwell move to within three points of second-place Aberdeen and seven ahead of Dundee United.

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