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Celtic & Rangers latest: Deila on Commons; Bell on injury progress

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Commons contract offered

Ronny Deila insists that if Kris Commons wants to stay at Celtic he will have to agree to a short-term deal. 

The ageing attacking midfielder has reached the point in his career where Deila is wary of giving him a long contract extension. 

“The length is something we always have to look at because, when you get older a long contract is a danger for the club," he said to the Daily Record.

"If an older player has a long contract then injury could hit and you have used a lot of money you can’t get back.

“We have to think about what’s best for us while Kris must think about what’s best for him."

Deila on Gordon

Celtic manager Ronny Deila says that he hopes Craig Gordon isn't as important for the Bhoys tonight as he was during their last fixture against Red Bull Salzburg. 

Gordon pulled off a string of fine saves in Celtic's 2-2 draw with the Austrian team earlier in the season and Deila wants his goalkeeper to have an easier evening later today. 

“I hope Craig Gordon won’t be so important this time but he’s been fantastic the whole season and he is a great goalkeeper," Deila told the club's official site

Cammy Bell injury progress

Rangers goalkeeper Cammy Bell insists that he is happy with his progress, as he recovers from a long-term injury. 

Bell has been out since August but, despite the lengthy absence, he feels that his shoulder is getting better by the day. 

"I went to see the surgeon last Friday and he was happy with my progress. I'm working hard with the physio every day," he said to the Scottish Evening Times.

"We are moving along fine. I'm happy with the progress and hopefully I can be back on the pitch as soon as possible."

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