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Falkirk sign former Celtic and Scotland striker Leigh Griffiths

He has joined the club on a deal until the end of the season.

Falkirk sign former Celtic and Scotland striker Leigh Griffiths SNS Group

Falkirk have announced the signing of former Celtic and Scotland striker Leigh Griffiths.

The 31-year-old has joined the club until the end of the season.

Griffiths had been on loan at Dundee from Celtic, but was released by the Parkhead club in January.

He was investigated by police in July last year over ‘inappropriate messages’ sent on social media. However, he was cleared of any criminality regarding claims he sent the messages to a 15-year-old.

In September 2021 after joining Dundee, Griffiths asked for people to judge him for “what I do on the pitch”.

However, later that month, he was charged with ‘culpable and reckless conduct’ after reportedly kicking a smoke bomb at St Johnstone fans.

The striker now joins Falkirk after scoring three goals in 17 appearances for Dundee.

Head coach Martin Rennie said: “I’m delighted that we’ve been able to bring Leigh to the club.

“He’s a very talented player who has scored goals throughout his career, and I think the timing has worked out really well for both the club and the player to come in and get playing games, and I’m sure scoring goals.”

Griffiths said: “I’m really happy to be here. Martin and Kenny made it clear that they thought I could help them with the club’s promotion push.

“For me it’s about getting back enjoying football again and helping the team push up the league.”