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Griffiths: 'Nothing better than shutting up critics by scoring'

:Headline: Griffiths: 'Nothing better than shutting up critics by scoring':
But the Celtic striker is determined now to focus on himself and keep improving his fitness and form.
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Leigh Griffiths admits he likes nothing better than shutting up his critics by scoring goals.

But the Celtic striker is determined now to focus on himself and keep improving his fitness and form.

The Scotland international reacted to comments from pundit and former Rangers striker Kris Boyd after netting in Celtic's victory at Kilmarnock on Wednesday, putting his finger to his lips in response to comments claiming that his Parkhead career was on the line.

The 29-year-old told Celtic TV: "There is nothing better than critics watching the game and managing to shut them up with what I do best, which is scoring goals.

"It's always nice but I am trying to focus on myself and make sure I can stay in the starting XI and also get my fitness levels up.

"There has been a lot of talk of me going out on loan or getting sold but there's only one place I want to play and that's here. Thankfully I did myself justice out in Dubai and tried to carry that form on in training back here."

Celtic complained about Boyd's post-match comments and manager Neil Lennon pleaded for more "compassion" from people commenting on Griffiths, who missed the second half of last season with mental health problems.

Griffiths said: "It's not easy to come back from what I've been through. To come back and to just manage to get back on a football pitch has been brilliant, but the support I've had from the lads, the coaching staff and, most importantly, the fans has been brilliant."

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2Manchester CityMan City26173667293854
3Leicester CityLeicester26155654262850
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5Tottenham HotspurSpurs2611784334940
6Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd2610972824439
7Manchester UnitedMan Utd2610883829938
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2681263532336
9Everton26106103438-436
10Arsenal2671363634234
11Burnley26104123039-934
12Southampton2694133248-1631
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2687112440-1631
14Crystal Palace2679102332-930
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2669113138-727
16Bournemouth2675142640-1426
17Aston Villa2674153450-1625
18West Ham UnitedWest Ham2666143045-1524
19Watford2659122440-1624
20Norwich CityNorwich2646162448-2418
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