Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has told The Scottish Sun that he and his fellow teammates will welcome back contract rebel Dedryck Boyata back to the squad.
The Belgium international was not part of the Hoops team against AEK Athens in the Champions League qualifiers in midweek, which Celtic lost the match and have been knocked out of the Champions League qualifiers.
Boyata was not also part of the Bhoys squad that faced Parthick Thistle in the Scottish League Cup on Saturday afternoon which he claimed that he was injured for the match against Athens, but BBC reported that Rodgers said the defender was fit to play.
Celtic striker Griffiths – who earns £18,000 per week as salary, according to The Daily Star, has said that he and his teammates will welcome him back to the squad, with Boyata having trained with the Under-20 side on Saturday, as reported by BBC Sport.
Griffiths told The Scottish Sun:
“We’ll welcome Dedryck back into the group next week. The manager and everyone above us will deal with the matter internally. As players, we just focus on the job in hand.
“There will be no resentment. Odsonne missed the game on Tuesday as well and there’s no resentment there.
“We need to move on and forget about it. We’ve got a massive game on Thursday and if Dedryck comes back in we’ll welcome him back.”
The centre-back is one of the best players Celtic have presently in squad, and he would come handy for Celtic in their Europa League playoff round.
The Hoops defence has not looked very great so far this season and Boyata’s return to the team is going to help the team go more further.