On-loan Dundee striker Leigh Griffiths could spend the rest of the season in limbo after Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou admitted the former Scotland star will have to look elsewhere for opportunities.

Griffiths was handed a new deal at Celtic Park over the summer before he was shipped out on loan, with Dundee left far from impressed with his return after a temporary switch to Dens Park.

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With two goals from 14 appearances this season, Griffiths has failed to show his worth, leaving Dundee looking to cut his loan short.

However, Griffiths’ hopes of a reprieve at Celtic have been dealt a further blow after Postecoglou gave a blunt response when asked about the striker’s future, saying: “He’ll probably be looking at opportunities elsewhere.”

While there is a chance Griffiths could yet move elsewhere before the transfer window closes, it seems unlikely anyone will meet Celtic’s demands for a striker woefully out of form – and showing no signs of recapturing it.

Postecoglou’s comments won’t really come as much of a surprise with Griffiths’ performances doing nothing to help Dundee’s fight to stay in the Premiership.

At only 31, the former Scotland star should still be one of the best strikers in the league but has let his career go completely off the rails over the last few years.

With Dundee still likely to look for a way to get Griffiths off their wage bill, there could still be one more twist in this transfer window.

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