Aberdeen star Scott Brown has poked fun at former Celtic teammate Leigh Griffiths, joking he’s never heard of the on-loan Dundee striker ahead of the Dons making the trip to the City of Discovery tonight.

The Pittodrie side have endured a miserable run of form recently, with Dundee faring just as bad, and Brown is hoping to see Griffiths return to action after a spell on the sidelines through injury.


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The former Celtic captain hopes Griffiths can get back to his best – but hopes it doesn’t happen this weekend as Aberdeen try and pick up a much-needed win to start climbing back up the table,

“I’ve never heard of him!” Brown joked.

“Nah, everyone knows how good a player Griff is. He’ll want to show everyone as well. We know how good his finishing is. His left foot is an absolute wand.

“It’s hard for him. He’s not had a lot of game time at Celtic and he’s gone to Dundee to show everyone he can still play at the top level, which everyone believes he can.

“He goes and gets injured against Rangers and they have probably missed him. I’ve heard he’s back in training, so I’ll be looking for his name on the teamsheet, that’s for sure.

“He’s got a good relationship with everyone at Dundee, especially James McPake. I think at the time it was between a couple of clubs and I could see why he went to Dundee.

“He’s had good managers and he’s a top player. He just needs to focus and get back to doing what he does best. But hopefully it’s not this weekend because we need to play well and get points on the board.”

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