Leigh Griffiths misses Celtic’s French tour to improve his fitness

Leigh Griffiths will have to work on his fitness to find a way into manager Neil Lennon’s plans

Leigh Griffiths will remain at Celtic’s training base in Lennoxtown to improve his fitness rather than join the squad for pre-season friendlies in France.

He will miss the matches against Nice on Thursday, host club Lyon on Saturday and the final game against Paris St-Germain in Paris on 21 July.

The 29-year-old striker scored 11 times in 31 matches for Celtic last season.

“Leigh is undertaking his own fitness programme along with some other players at Lennoxtown,” said Celtic.

“He will team up with the squad when they return from France.”

It had been reported in the Daily Record