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Griffiths On Goal Trail


12:12 11th July 2013

Striker opens pre-season account

Leigh Griffiths was pleased to kick off his Wolves’ pre-season with a goal – with his first touch – at East Fife last night.


Griffiths only joined up with the Wolves squad on Monday having had international commitments over the summer,  but has wasted no time getting settled and tapped home Liam McAlinden’s cross three minutes after coming on as a half time substitute.


The goal was the start of a lively display in which Griffiths nearly added a second as Wolves won 3-2.


“I haven’t had much of a pre-season because I only joined up on Monday, but it was good to get a 45-minute workout under my belt,” he said.


“Maybe I should have scored another in the second half when I put it wide but I was happy to have got a goal.”


Wolves took up the one-year option on Griffiths’ contract after a hugely successful loan spell at Hibernian last season.


And he admits he would be more than happy to try and extend his Wolves stay if he impresses Head Coach Kenny Jackett.


He added:  “The gaffer has told me he wanted me to come back and said he was going to give me a chance which is more than other managers have given me.


“I’ve just got to embrace it and give him food for thought about a new contract.”


Griffiths is well aware that he is returning to a Wolves side which will be seen as a major scalp for opponents in League One next season.


But he believes the players need to thrive upon that expectation.


“We’re going to be a big fish and the team that everyone wants to beat,” he added.


“But the boys have got to handle that and I’m sure the manager can handle it.


“We’ve got to go and perform week in, week out.”


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