Date: 30th March 2019 at 9:16pm
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Neil Lennon has given an update on Leigh Griffiths following the striker’s return to Lennoxtown.

In December, Brendan Rodgers announced that Griffiths would be taking time out from football with little seen of the striker since then other than a couple of social media posts.

On Tuesday Celtic announced that the 28-year-old would be returning to Lennoxtown but no timetable has been discussed about a return to first team action.

No pictures have been published of Griffiths but after taking the first steps towards returning to action Lennon was happy to provide a low key update on the progress of the striker.

He has got a bit of work to do in terms of his conditioning but he is working very hard,” the Celtic boss told the Daily Mail.

He is in twice a day now and it will be that for the next couple of weeks. We will assess him as we go along.

You hope that we can get him on the pitch before the end of the season but there are no guarantees of that.

We don’t want to bring him back and he gets re-injured so he has to get himself into the best physical condition and at the minute he is knuckling down and preparing to do that.

It is great seeing him back in and around the place. We missed him. He can get back to his routine life.”

Lennon signed Griffiths for £1.1m in January 2014 but a few months later he stepped down as manager.

The former Hibs striker went on to reach 100 goals under Ronny Deila and Rodgers but there can be little doubt that his special relationship with the Celtic caretaker boss should accelerate his recovery.