Leigh Griffiths is set to be available for Saturday’s Premiership fixture between Rangers and Dundee at Dens Park [Scottish Sun].

Griffiths issued an apology on Thursday afternoon after a high-profile incident during the Dee’s 2-0 League Cup quarter-final defeat to St Johnstone.

Leigh Griffiths is set to be available for Dundee vs Rangers despite the midweek flashpoint.
(Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The 31-year-old, who is on loan from Celtic, kicked a smoke generator into the away end following the Saints’ opening goal.

“It was regrettable that the pyrotechnic ended up back in the stand as my intention was just to remove it from the pitch,” he said [Dundeefc.co.uk].

“Having just lost a goal I was eager to get the match restarted as quickly as possible and I would like to apologise for any distress caused by this action.”

The Scottish Sun reports that the apology is unlikely to be enough for the former Scotland international to escape the wrath of the SFA compliance offer.

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It’s expected that he will be hit with a notice of complaint and depending on whether or not the act is deemed to have been improper conduct or violent conduct, he could receive up to a five-match ban.

Dundee are winless after six matches and currently bottom of the Premiership table. (Photo by Jeff Holmes/Getty Images)

However, as the footage is still being reviewed and a decision isn’t expected until next week, Griffiths is currently free to face the Gers.

Dee manager James McPake has started his loan signing in each of their last three matches, but he’s yet to score a goal for the club.

Rangers will definitely be without Filip Helander while Ryan Jack and Ryan Kent are also expected to be missing, but an official injury update is yet to be provided.

Meanwhile, an impressive Ibrox-linked international striker has spoken out about his future following multi-club speculation.

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