Leigh Griffiths insists there is no room for slacking at Celtic

Leigh Griffiths
Leigh Griffiths

Leigh Griffiths has acknowledged that Celtic will be under pressure to win “comfortably” when they visit Stranraer in the William Hill Scottish Cup next Sunday.

The Hoops striker scored a last-gasp winner against Partick Thistle at Parkhead on Saturday after replacing struggling Nadir Ciftci at the start of the second half following an insipid display from the home side in the first 45 minutes.

The win took the champions three points clear of the Dons at the top of the Ladbrokes Premiership.

“It was good to get back on,” said Griffiths, who then turned his attention to the fourth-round cup tie against the League One side, where Celtic will look to keep their treble dreams alive.

“There is going to be pressure on us to win the game, comfortably as well,” said Griffiths.

“But we will go down there, Stranraer will make it difficult for us.”