Leigh Griffiths: Falkirk signs ex-Celtic striker until end of season | Soccer News


Falkirk has signed former Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths to a contract until the end of the season.

The 31-year-old was a free agent after his loan spell at Dundee – where he made 17 appearances and scored three goals – ended last week.

Falkirk moved quickly to sign Scotland international, with head coach Martin Rennie aiming to guide the club to the Championship.

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Hopes of automatic promotion are dim, with the club 22 points behind leaders Cove Rangers, but only two points separate Bairns and Queen’s Park who sit last in the play-offs.

Griffiths could make his debut against Alloa Athletic on Tuesday, subject to SFA approval.

He said: “I’m really happy to be here. Martin and (assistant coach) Kenny (Miller) have made it clear that they think I can help them with the promotion of the club.

“For me, it’s about rediscovering the pleasure of playing football and helping the team to move the league forward.”

Rennie added: “I’m delighted we were able to bring Leigh to the club.

“He’s a very talented player who has scored goals throughout his career, and I think the timing has worked really well for the club and the player to come in and play games, and I’m sure to score some goals.”

Postecoglou: Griffiths had an impact at Celtic

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 15: Leigh Griffiths of Celtic arrives ahead of the Premier Sports Cup match between Celtic and Heart of Midlothian on August 15, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland.  (Photo by Craig Williamson/SNS Group)
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Griffiths has scored 123 goals for Celtic in eight years

Griffiths – who signed a new one-year contract at Parkhead last summer – was released by Celtic after making 261 appearances in eight years, scoring 123 goals.

After confirming his departure from the club, Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou said Sky Sports News“He had an outstanding football career at Celtic.

“We all go through clubs, but you want to leave a mark there when you do.

“Leigh certainly did. I think he can look back on his Celtic career with great pride and he’s moving on to the next chapter of his footballing career. We wish him all the best.”




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