Champions League: Celtic priority for Leigh Griffiths

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths trains in Malmo
Griffiths could start in Malmo after scoring twice in the first leg
Champions League play-off second leg: Malmo v Celtic (agg 2-3)
Venue: Swedbank Stadion, Malmo Date: Tuesday 25 August Kick-off: 19:45 BSTCoverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio Scotland, live text on BBC Sport website

Leigh Griffiths says he will put Scotland aspirations on the back burner as he attempts to take Celtic into the Champions League.

Griffiths has scored seven goals this season - five in his last four games.

The striker was included in Gordon Strachan's squad for the upcoming European Championship qualifiers against Georgia and Germany.

"It is a good boost, but my main aim is trying to fire Celtic into the Champions League," he said.

"It is great to be involved in the Scotland squad, but Celtic is my bread and butter and, if I can fire them into the Champions League, I will be more than happy."

Griffiths' former Celtic team-mate, Jo Inge Berget, gave Malmo what could be two vital away goals as the teams vie for a place in the group stage.

But the 25-year-old former Hibernian and Wolves striker arrived in Sweden in confident mood.

"We've got a good lead," he said. "It is going to be difficult here, but we've got players that can hurt teams.

"I was on the bench last year against Maribor when we got knocked out [at this stage last season], but this is a different squad and we are looking to get the job done."

BBC Radio Scotland team preview the Champions League play-off second leg between Celtic and Malmo.

Reminded that Malmo keeper Johan Wiland had described him as acting like a child during the first leg, and asked if it annoyed him, Griffiths said to some laughter: "Not really. I have been called a brat many a time from my parents.

"By an opposition player, it doesn't bother me at all.

"He has made comments in the paper and is trying to play mind games and is probably hurting from the defeat last week.

"But we are going into the game looking to win."

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