CELTIC striker Leigh Griffiths has reportedly held a heart-to-heart conversation with Neil Lennon regarding his Hoops future.

Scotland international Griff was left behind as the Parkhead side headed to Loughborough for a pre-season camp and he will now miss out on matches against Lyon, Nice and PSG due to fitness issues.

A report this morning in The Scottish Sun says Lennon has told the 29-year-old that his Hoops career is not over and he will be given a chance to prove his critics wrong.

We told last night how Griffiths broke his silence over the matter with a quote post on Instagram.

He shared Rocky Balboa's quote: "Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows.

"It's a very mean and nasty place and I don't care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it.

"You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard ya hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.

"How much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done!"

Alongside the quote he added: "So many knockdowns, I'll rise up and keep challenging those who doubt."