IT’S the stuff dreams are made of for Leigh Griffiths.

The 10-year-old Griff would be wetting himself at the prospect of what prospect the now 27-year-old has laid out in front of him.

Raised on stories of Hibee heroes with Saturdays spent watching his idols at Easter Road, the man who now makes a living out of scoring goals and winning trophies is one game away from doing so at the ground he longed to do so as a boy.

He probably didn’t imagine it coming in a Celtic jersey, though.

The Parkhead club are just one victory away from turning this season’s single into a double as Neil Lennon’s men stand between them and a seventh Premiership crown on the bounce. For Griffiths, standing at the end of a season clutching a medal is nothing new to him - he’s won eight of them since joining Celtic back in 2014.

But he admits that it will be a surreal experience if he clinches his ninth on the hallowed turf at Easter Road this Saturday afternoon.

“I wouldn’t say that it’ll be special – it would be more of a weird feeling,” said the Celtic striker, who could seal a memorable day with reaching 100 goals for the Parkhead club if he grabs a brace against his old team.

“But my job is to go out there and get the victory for Celtic and wrap up the championship. Obviously, I grew up as a Hibs fan but Celtic pay my wages now and I need to help us achieve the three points we need.

“The only way I can do that is by putting the ball in the back of the net. I used to dream about winning the league at Easter Road but maybe not quite like this – it’s all swings and roundabouts.

“So it will be weird going there to try and secure the title against my boyhood heroes but that’s how it’s turned out and I just need to concentrate on that. Hopefully, I can reach 100 goals for Celtic there at the same time – I’m only two away so, assuming I get some more minutes on the pitch, I can achieve that.”

Griffiths’ confidence is well founded given the afternoon he and his team-mates enjoyed at Hampden on Sunday afternoon.

In the 4-0 Scottish Cup semi-final against Rangers, Brendan Rodgers’ team were untouchable as they cruised into next month’s final with Motherwell, turning in a performance which only underlined that Celtic’s dominance domestically shows no signs of being eroded away. Certainly not if Rangers’ showing is anything to go by.

Much was made of the fact players in the Ibrox dressing room cheered when the draw was made for the last four of the cup, such was the appetite for the chance to prove they were able to topple Celtic.

It is a notion which Griffiths, who was unlucky not to add to Celtic’s tally when he came on from the bench, unsurprisingly dismissed.

“I could have had a goal myself near the end if Kieran had spotted me but he was trying to pick out Scott Sinclair instead. We had so much room in the box that it was 4-0 going on five or six,” he said.

“Is the gap getting bigger? When we bring our A game then nobody in Scotland can touch us. You saw that on Sunday. That was a game that they cheered for but you should be careful what you wish for in case it comes back to bite you on the arse.

“As to how the manner of that defeat will affect them, I don’t see how they can be happy after that. They’ll need to go back to the drawing board to find out where they’ve gone wrong.

“From start to finish, we dominated the game in every aspect. Their manager might have said before the tie that the gap between us was closing but those are his words. In our changing room, we just focus on the job in hand.

“At the end of the day, all that matters is that we get the job done.”

Of course, meetings between Celtic and Rangers this season are not over. The pair will meet a week on Sunday at Celtic Park, a game which could be a potential title decider if Griffiths and Co don’t see off Hibs and Rangers defeat Hearts the following day.

Despite the resounding success on Sunday of their fourth meeting this season - which was probably even more emphatic given the close encounters in the previous two - the Parkhead striker insists the prospect of that fixture will not be taken lightly by those at Parkhead. Especially when a historic double treble is still on the line.

“No, that’s not the case. You have to approach the game in the right manner and respect your opponents but as soon as the whistle goes we need to be focused on the job in hand. It was a great performance against Rangers but we need to take that into next week’s game against Hibs now.

“We have a chance to win a double treble, which would be a remarkable achievement. We’re only three points away from winning the league and, once we do that, we can concentrate on the Scottish Cup final.

“Once the title has been secured, I expect that the manager will give a run-out to the players who haven’t been featuring regularly and that means everyone will be ion contention for a place in the final against Motherwell.”