Neil Lennon believes that Steve Clarke got it right by leaving Leigh Griffiths out of Scotland’s international double header with Russia and Belgium.
The striker returned to club football at the start of this season but despite being regarded by many fans as Scotland’s top striker he was left out of the most recent international squad.
Ollie McBurnie’s dismal display against Russia and Steven Naismith’s inclusion created more questions with fans surprised that Griffiths wasn’t called in.
The former Hibs striker turned up at Hampden as a supporter with Lennon feeling that Clarke got it right with his judgement call over Griffiths.
Speaking to Celtic TV the hoops boss said:
Leigh is a work in progress, he’s had a long time out and maybe these international games were a little too soon for him. He’ll probably be honest with himself and admit that the next round are the games that he is looking to play in. He needs more game time here but he needs to keep working away at what he is doing.
Griffiths faces a tough task getting game time at Celtic with Odsonne Edouard established as the first choice striker with Vakoun Bayo apparently his deputy.
Scotland face Russia and San Marino next month in matches that are virtually meaningless ahead of Nations League play-off ties in the spring.