Pat Fenlon backing Leigh Griffiths for Scotland push

Leigh Griffiths has made an impressive start to the season. Picture: SNS
Leigh Griffiths has made an impressive start to the season. Picture: SNS
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PAT FENLON believes Leigh Griffiths can play his way into the Scotland set-up – if he can maintain the new-found maturity he has been displaying on and off the park.

The Hibs striker has been in fine form since the start of this season and has been earning rave reviews following his goal against Hearts a week past Sunday and double in the win over St Mirren on Saturday.

Griffiths has been capped at Under-21 level for his country but has not yet been in the reckoning for Craig Levein’s senior squad. However Fenlon reckons a call-up could be just round the corner if the player can steer clear of controversy.

Fenlon said: “He’s got the potential, there’s no doubt about that. He’s working hard on all the other stuff off the pitch and once he gets rid of that he’s got more ability than most players and his workrate is great. That’s the annoying thing about Leigh, he’s no problem, he’s a great kid. He just gets himself into a little bit of bother off the pitch but on it, and at training, he’s fantastic.

“He’s going in the right direction. I’ve not seen a better finisher when he gets a chance and he’s good on both feet. He was a livewire on Saturday.”