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Leigh Griffiths agrees to join Australian third-tier side Mandurah City

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Former Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has agreed to join Australian semi-professional side Mandurah City.

The club say the 31-year-old will play in their last two home games of the season.

Mandurah play in the Football West State League Division 1, which is among a group of 11 regional divisions in the third tier of football in Australia.

John Baird

John Baird has taken Leigh Griffiths to Australia (Jeff Holmes/PA)

The club, based about an hour from Perth, are managed by former Raith Rovers, Partick Thistle and St Mirren forward John Baird.

Griffiths was recently training with Livingston to keep fit after leaving Falkirk at the end of last season.

The Scotland international signed a new contract with Celtic on July 1 last year but never featured under Ange Postecoglou and had an underwhelming loan spell with Dundee before joining Falkirk in January, hitting a total of five goals throughout the campaign.

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Griffiths scored 123 goals in 261 appearances for Celtic but off-field issues, which led to him spending six months out of the game in 2018-19, affected the latter stages of his Parkhead career.

The former Livingston, Wolves and Hibernian forward won the last of his 22 Scotland caps in November 2020 and was left out of the squad for the European Championship finals the following summer.

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