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Transfer news: Celtic forward Leigh Griffiths joins Dundee on loan

Leigh Griffiths returns to Dens Park following two-year stint between 2009-11; Striker had signed a new contract at Celtic in July but has failed to feature this season; Aberdeen and Hibernian had been linked with the Scotland international

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Leigh Griffiths reveals why he has joined Dundee on loan, while manager James McPake discusses the reason for signing the Celtic striker

Dundee have signed Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths on loan until the end of the season.

The 31-year-old has not featured in a competitive match for Celtic this season, despite signing a new one-year contract at Parkhead in July.

Griffiths previously made 47 appearances for the Dens Park club during a two-year spell between 2009 and 2011, scoring 21 goals.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 24: Leigh Griffiths in action for Celtic during a friendly match between Celtic and West Ham United at Celtic Park on July 24, 2021, in Glasgow, Scotland (Photo by Craig Williamson / SNS Group)
Image: Leigh Griffiths made 261 appearances for Celtic and scored 123 goals

His first move to the Dee came after a stint at Livingston where Griffiths played alongside the Dundee manager James McPake, who will link up with the forward once again.

The Scotland international had also been linked with moves to Hibernian and Aberdeen.

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