Leigh Griffiths has sniped at former manager Neil Lennon, claiming the Northern Irishman slaughtered him to keep himself relevant.

The Celtic striker joined Dundee on deadline day in a season-long loan following a disastrous last season where he barely kicked a ball.

That was because Lennon claimed the hitman was never fit and out of shape.

Lennon oftentimes last term blasted the 31-year-old for his failure to get match fit and then did so again after he had left Parkhead, claiming Griff was not being truthful when he had said he WAS fit enough to start matches.

Ex-Hibs boss Lenny then went on to explain that his player had come back out of condition despite being on full pay during lockdown.

Now, though, the Dens Park ace has taken a final swipe at his former manager and revealed he wants to stop bringing his name up as it keeps him in the public eye. "I don’t really want to keep talking about him because he is going to come back and he is going to have his bit to say.

"I don’t want to go tit for tat. I have said my piece, he has said his. I just want to leave it there. If I ever see him in the street, then we will probably have a couple of words to say to each other.

“But I am not going to keep battering him in the press because I don’t want it to be all about what Neil Lennon says to keep him in the loop kind of thing.

"He is out of a job now and he is trying to keep himself relevant.

"For me it is all about my time here at Dundee and making sure I am playing well, scoring goals and helping the team hit that top six."