I'm Fine Just Here Thanks

20 May 2013 09:01
In what is a change from the usual talent drain, Leigh Griffiths wants to stay in Scotland

Leigh Griffiths would prefer to stay with Hibs than return to his parent club Wolves. The on-loan striker is due to return to Molineux after Sunday's William Hill Scottish Cup final against Celtic but says he wants to stay put with Hibs. Despite not having a replacement for sacked Dean Saunders following their relegation to npower League One, Wolves took up the one-year option on Griffiths' contract that ties him down to another year in England. After scoring 28 goals this season for the Easter Road side the striker has made it clear he wants to stay in Leith with the club he supported as a boy. Griffiths has spent the last 18 months on loan with Hibs and has been quoted about his hopes that Hibs can strike a deal with Wolves. The Scottish Football Writers' Association and Clydesdale Bank Player of the Year award winner was more forthright with his comments today. He said: "It's not 100 per cent definite that I'll be going back to Wolves. I want to stay here. I love the club and I don't want to leave yet. It's up to Hibs and Wolves to agree a fee. Wolves have taken up the option of another year on my contract and they want me to be a big part of their plans for promotion next season. But I don't want to leave Hibs. It's the fans that I have really taken to because I'm one of them. I've showed on the park how much they mean to me and how much the club means to me. I love the club too much to go but if Sunday's match is to be my last, then what a way to go out with a Scottish Cup final and hopefully a winner's medal."

Source: ScottishFitba