Last night was Leigh Griffiths’ final chance to hit a milestone. He required one more goal to hit the 40 goal mark and become only the eight Celtic player ever to do so.
The PFA and SFWA Player of the Year summed up his season with some fine individual footwork before popping home goal number 40 of the season in the 53rd minute. It broke the deadlock in the game and was a moment to cherish for the Celtic striker.
However, the shine would be taken off it by two of Celtic’s worst performers this season. In the minutes that followed, Stefan Johansen was caught on the ball in his own box and Steven MacLean equalised for St Johnstone.
That wasn’t the end of it though. Our old friend Efe Ambrose decided that he doesn’t need to impress whoever may take over at Celtic.
Instead he just wheeled out more of the same magic we’ve grown accustomed to the past few years. Logan Bailly, not having the best game himself, appeared to get in a mix up with Ambrose and Graham Cummins sent home the winner.
I have to say, at this stage in the season I wasn’t bothered by the result that much. With the management team departing, the title secured the only thing left to be done was for Griffiths to hit the 40 goal mark.
For those wishing to see more of Ryan Christie and Scott Allan, they got their wish. It wasn’t all that entertaining but I will not judge either player at this stage in the season particularly with their lack of first team chances matches.
The new manager can assess our squad and take it from there. Everyone gets a second chance but Ambrose needs to go.
Well done to Leigh Griffiths though on joining the elite. 50 goals next season yeah?