Leigh Griffiths has joined former club Dundee on a season-long loan deal from fellow Scottish Premiership club Celtic, it has been confirmed.

The forward signed a new deal with the Parkhead club earlier this summer but has fallen out of favour under new Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou. Dundee manager James McPake worked with Griffiths while the two were players at Livingston.

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Griffiths has joined Dundee. (Photo by Steve Welsh/Getty Images)

Griffiths featured for Dundee between 2009-2011 and won a big-money Wolves off the back of his form. Griffiths has made over 250 appearances for Celtic but various issues have plagued his recent campaigns at Parkhead. Now Griffiths, 31, joins Dundee looking to reboot his career.

There was interest from overseas in Griffiths but Dundee has been chosen as the place to kickstart his time in the Premiership. A statement reads: “Dundee Football Club are delighted to announce the signing of Leigh Griffiths on a season long loan from Celtic.

“Leigh is well known to the Dundee support having previously spent 18 months with the club and was a key member of the Dee-Fiant squad that overcame a 25 point penalty to avoid relegation in 2010/11. He has been capped 22 times for Scotland and scored four times, including a memorable double over England at Hampden.”

Celtic’s adds: “Leigh Griffiths has joined Dundee on loan until the end of the season. Good luck, Leigh!”

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