Celtic captain Scott Brown reckons a fully fit Leigh Griffiths would be a massive boost to both Celtic and Scotland.

Griffiths has been out of action for the first-team at Parkhead this season since August 25 where he played a bit-part in a 3-1 win over Hearts.

Off-field struggles and injuries have kept the 29-year-old striker on the sidelines.

Luckily, for the Hoops at least, Odsonne Edouard has been firing on all cylinders.

But Brown, 34, believes it can only benefit both his club and country to have the Scotland cap back in contention.

"It would be a great boost for Scotland and for us, too," Brown said of Griffiths' return.

"We need Leigh back fit as a fiddle, working hard, scoring goals and doing what he does best.

"When he played for Scotland he was incredible, the way he played against England and scored those two free-kicks.

"It wasn't just about the free-kicks though, it was about controlling two centre-halves."

Griffiths played for Celtic's academy side earlier this week and bagged himself a double in a Lennoxtown bounce game.

Brown, though, says he was only doing what everyone knows he's capable of.

"If we can get Leigh Griffiths back to that fitness levels, we know what his left foot can do anyway, he'll put the ball in the back of the net.

"It's about making sure he's as fit as he possibly can be to get back into our team."

Brown was speaking ahead of An Evening with Broony at the SEC Armadillo.