Dundee manager James McPake says Celtic loanee Leigh Griffiths ‘is scoring a lot of goals’ in training ahead of his potential second debut at Dens Park.

McPake’s team host Livingston in the Scottish Premiership this Saturday, both teams hunting a first league win of the season. Dundee signed Griffiths – who played with McPake at Livingston and Hibs while representing Dee between 2009-2011 – on the final day of the transfer window from Celtic. He will remain at Dens for the entire season.

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The Celtic loanee has shone in training. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Griffiths has started training well and McPake believes the arrival from Celtic will be a great asset after learning experiences: “He is scoring a lot of goals on the training pitch, that is a given. In the bounce game he got a goal which wasn’t a surprise, it was his first touch. I am enjoying working with him.

“I only knew him as a player in the same team and now coaching him I see how he has developed his game, which is excellent. You don’t have the career he has had without learning.

“He has worked with people like Brendan Rodgers, Gordon Strachan and Neil Lennon, some really good managers and all those managers have made him a more rounded player. He has developed and that’s why he has played for his country and won so many titles at Celtic.”

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