Griffiths handed me Celtic’s final warning as Angie Postecoglou offered Midjordan striker a chance.
Angie Postecoglou warned حذر Lee Griffith To make the most of his last chance at Celtic after bringing the wayward striker back into the fold.
Killer hoops in the frame to face Midtjylland in Champions League Qualified in Parkhead after being cleared by cops over social media messages sent to a teenage girl.
Parkhead Head Postecoglou He insisted it was up to Griff to prove he had a future at the club.
“I don’t think that’s a question for me,” he said. “Maybe you should ask me that question.”
“I gave him a chance to contribute to our next season and now he’s in the building, training, with a chance to do that. Beyond that, the rest is up to him.
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“It definitely was a dangerous thing. Because it was such a serious thing, I let the people in charge of this aspect of things deal with it.
“My role is that I am the football director of this club.
“I have responsibilities and I care about the people who are part of this football club. I had a team to prepare for and I wasn’t a part of that while this was happening.
“But it’s back now and for me we move on from that.
“It’s very simple, and as I said to Leigh as I said to all the players at the beginning, the expectations and standards in terms of what I expect are very clear.
“And if people fall short of them, no matter who they are, they will be dealt with.
“What that means depends on what happens. But once that is dealt with, we move on.”
Postecoglou insisted he had to let the police take charge of the Griffiths’ situation, but is now happy to draw a line under him and the striker is back in the frame for tonight’s crisis.
He said, “I didn’t want any distraction from what we were doing in the camp, so I had to leave and take up the matter with the authorities.
“And while he wasn’t with us, I didn’t think about it again because I didn’t have the time to do it.
“Once we came back and the authorities dealt with it – and I was allowed back into the group – then he became a player again for me.
“He is someone who is wanted in the team and he has trained in the last few days and is now available for selection.”
Meanwhile, Postecoglou has admitted his frustration in the transfer market as he looks to ramp up his rebuilding mission.
Hobbs coach Lil Abada and Japan striker Kyogo Furuhashi have added but are unavailable tonight, with Sweden defender Karl Starvelt close to a deal but it is yet to be decided.
sports record He understands the Celts are set to miss Rennes defender Sacha Pouille after talks broke down, with several clubs in France preparing to pounce.
Hobbs is also looking for fellow £4m-ranked club, Brandon Sobe, but they face a battle with clubs in England and in his homeland.
Postecoglou urged the club to keep on chasing goals and said: “We might have hesitated a few times and could have moved faster on some things.
“That didn’t help us. Under normal circumstances, these processes are pretty straightforward. Get a player, sign him, get him on a plane, take a picture and go away.
This process now takes two to three weeks. This is where we have to move more accurately, understand that there will be a lag time and move a little faster.”
Postecoglou won’t have his new faces, but he will have Ryan Christie and Odsonne Edouard this evening – despite Kris Ajer being left out of the UEFA squad list as he finished the match with his £13.5m move to Brentford.
and the Celtic Gaffer revealed the young Mickey Johnston and Karamoko Dembele after they suffered for long periods after suffering a fracture in last week’s confrontation with Bristol City.
“We’re going to have a few players available that we’ve been kind of holding back because they weren’t 100 per cent right,” Postecoglou said.
“Hopefully the team we put together will be ready for a tough competition.
“It is possible that we will rely on the core members of the team rather than the young people.
“It’s very disappointing for Mickey and Karamoko. I was looking forward to working with them because they are exciting wings, the kind of players I would love to have on the team.
“They have the youth and time on their side so I hope they work hard and come back.”
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