AS a strike pairing, they were an integral part of Celtic’s relentless run which ultimately sealed the league title from the turn of the year last season, and Leigh Griffiths is hoping he and Odsonne Edouard can repeat the feat this time around.

Edouard scored the first and set up his strike partner for the second as Celtic beat Hamilton 3-0, with Accies unable to live with the dynamic duo’s link-up play and speed of thought.

Griffiths is relishing the chance to partner Edouard once more, and he sees no reason why the pair can’t inspire Celtic to another long sequence of wins as they look to haul themselves back into the title picture.

“The gaffer knows what I can do, it’s just about trying to get that consistency going again, especially the linking up with Odsonne,” Griffiths said.

“You saw how good it was at the back end of last season and hopefully we can try to rediscover that now.

“We’ve been playing well and not getting the rub of the green at times, but the performances are coming together now. We look more assured and hopefully we can take that forward.

“(Odsonne) had quite a second half. He’s not been playing his best football of late, but you saw how good he was today. His link-up play, his hold up play, his running off the ball was brilliant. Hopefully that’s him turned the corner and we can get him all firing again.

“Let’s hope we can put a run together, but we just need to take it game by game. We’ve played well together the last two games and hopefully we’ll get the chance again on Wednesday to prove we deserve to be up there.

“I like to go in behind and he likes to come short to feet. It stretches defenders when they don’t know whether to stay with him or drop off, where he’ll get at people and get turned.

“I like to play on the shoulder and follow stuff in, so we complement each other well. With runners like Ryan (Christie), David (Turnbull) and Callum (McGregor) behind us, we’re an attacking side and we want to go and exploit that.”

On a personal level, Griffiths says that his long-term fitness issues are now behind him.

“I’m feeling good,” he said. “The more I get on the pitch, the fitter I’m going to become. Hopefully I can take that into Wednesday now.”