Griffiths raring to go with Dundee

01 September 2021 02:30:16 GMTPlus11
Leigh Griffiths has agreed a loan deal with Dundee

Scotland striker Leigh Griffiths has vowed to let his football do the talking after joining former club Dundee on a season-long loan from Celtic.

Dundee have picked up only two points from their first four matches and are 3.00 to finish bottom of the Scottish Premiership after their sluggish start.

Dundee have given me the opportunity to come in and showcase what I can do.

Leigh Griffiths

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The re-signing of Griffiths is a welcome boost for the Dark Blues, who sealed their promotion after beating Kilmarnock in last season's play-off final.

Griffiths previously featured 47 times for the Dens Park club during a two-year spell between 2009 and 2011, scoring 21 times before sealing a transfer to Premier League Wolves.

After two successful loan spells with Hibernian, Griffiths sealed a permanent return to Scotland in 2014, signing for champions Celtic on a four-year deal.

The 31-year-old scored 90 goals in 173 appearances for Celtic but has not featured in a competitive match for the Bhoys this season, despite signing a new one-year extension in July.

McPake a factor for Griffiths

The Scotland international had also been linked with moves to Hibernian and Aberdeen, but was persuaded by manager James McPake, who he played alongside during a spell with Livingston.

Griffiths hopes he can have an immediate impact and told Glasgow Live: "I'm sick of saying I've got points to prove, so I'm just going to let my football do the talking.

"I'll try and help the team by scoring goals to make sure we're up that table and make sure I'm playing well."

He added on Sky Sports: "I'm delighted. I haven't played a lot of football this season and Dundee have given me the opportunity to come in and showcase what I can do."

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