Leigh Griffiths sets sights on Rangers

Leigh Griffiths got back on the goal trail with a double in Celtic’s 2-1 win over Motherwell at Fir Park on Saturday and immediately turned his sights on Rangers.

The Hoops striker went into the game on the back of a four-match scoreless run and looked distraught as he missed the target with a 26th minute penalty, his fourth failure this season.

However, a goal either side of a Scott McDonald leveller took his tally for the season to 37 and stretched Celtic’s lead over Aberdeen at the top of the Premier League to eight points going into the split.

Griffiths is now focusing on traditional rivals Rangers in next Sunday’s Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden Park, where he scored in the 2-0 win over the Light Blues in last season’s Scottish League Cup semi-final.

He said: “My next focus is Rangers. That’s our next game and hopefully we can replicate the result from last year.

“We know they are on a high (after winning promotion back to the SPL) and they will be up for it but so will we.”

Rangers claimed the Petrofac Training Cup for lower league Scottish teams after crushing Peterhead 4-0 at Hampden Park thanks to an Ally Gilchrist’s own goal, and efforts from James Tavernier, Andy Halliday, and Kenny Miller.


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