CELTIC striker Leigh Griffiths believes 'there will be only one winner' if the Hoops can get a fast start against Dundee on Saturday. 

Brendan Rodgers became the Bhoys manager with the best start in the history of the club on Tuesday, when a 1-0 win over Hamilton stretched his side's unbeaten run to 19 games. 

Griffiths scored the decisive goal that night and is anticipating a similar challenge against Paul Harley's men during the Premiership meeting at Celtic Park. 

“It’ll be similar to Hamilton," the striker said to the club's official match programme.

"Dundee will try to make it difficult for us but we’re the home team and we need to make sure we’re in the ascendency and go in on the front foot.

"If we start at our usual tempo there’s only going to be one winner, but we need to be professional and keep doing the same things we’ve been doing. The next game is always the most important one.

“It’s nice to be playing play at home. It feels like a long time since we have had a run of games at home but that’s the advantage we’ve got now and we need to make that count and get maximum points.”

The Scotland striker spent 18 months at Dundee between 2009 and 2011 and revealed that while he still has a soft spot for the Dens Park outfit, it won't have an impact on his determination to help Celtic record yet another win.

“I always keep an eye on Dundee’s results," said the 26-year-old.

"I’ve still got good friends there and I had a great 18 months there. I’ve got fond memories of playing for that club and it’s one I’ll hold close to my heart for the rest of my days, but my main focus is on Celtic and it’s all about getting three points."