By Craig Turnbull
Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths says he’ll still have to prove himself to the new manager despite admitting he’s had the best season of his career so far.
His 38 goals for the Hoops this term have seen him nominated for the PFA Scotland Premiership Player of the Year juxtaposed against the backdrop of an underwhelming campaign for the Scottish champions.
Ronny Deila has announced his departure at the end of the season after European and domestic Cup disappointments and the search for a new manager is already under way.
But Griffiths admits that when the new boss is announced he’ll still have to prove his worth in the team despite the success of this season personally.
“It’s been the best season of my career,” he said. “I can’t really complain with 38 goals and hopefully there’s a lot more to come.
“I got myself back in the Scotland squad which is good and hopefully I can add another league title to my collection.
“It’s been well documented for the first four months I wasn’t favoured but I had to keep sharp in reserve games and train well when I got my chance and I’ve not really looked back.
“I wanted to continue my form from last season and I’ve done that, but when the new manager comes in I’ve got all these goals on show, so the manager will know what I can do.
“But I’ve still got to prove myself, you can’t rest on what you did last season in the new season. It’s all about how you impress in training.
“If you’re in favour, you’re in favour, if not you need to work hard, keep your head down and try to change your gaffer’s mind.”