At Hampden on Sunday the striker came off the bench to score against Hearts then demonstrated his confidence by soring in the penalty shoot-out.
After picking up his winners medal he mentioned needing more time on ‘the green place’ to improve his fitness while his manager suggested that he still had a bit to go to prove that he was worth a starting spot.
Last night against Ross County a compromise was reached with Griff in from the start, putting in 80 minutes before making way for Albian Ajeti.
After a quiet first half the Scotland striker started to find space after the break, netting with an impressive header after missing what appeared two simpler chances.
The win was welcomed by Lennon who now looks like he’s prepared to play Griffiths back to fitness on the park as he told the Daily Record:
The minutes will do Leigh a lot of good and he scored a great header. It was probably the hardest chance of them all. He should have had a hat-trick.
He got better as the game went on, his movement was really good and he scores great goals. Griff needs to get sharper and he’ll say: ‘Well, you need to play me.’ I think the more he plays and stays fit he’ll be an asset for us going forward.
On Saturday Celtic visit Hamilton with Griffiths enjoying a good soring record against the Accies.