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Celtic star Commons misses Gran Canaria tour, explanation

Celtic star Kris Commons has not flown to Gran Canaria for a mid-season training camp.

Hours after Celtic beat Kilmarnock, the club's player flew out to Atlantic island Gran Canaria for a mid-season training camp.

They have done so however without midfielder Kris Commons, who started in the 2-0 win.

He has been left behind from the tour, but the reason is not related to his contractual situation.

The Scotsman report: "Commons was missing as Celtic’s squad headed for a break in Gran Canaria due to a family bereavement."

The paper did however reiterate that the player remained far from happy with his current standing at the club, with only a one year deal on offer.

His agent Martin O'Reilly is quoted: "Kris pledged his future to Celtic by retiring from international football to prolong his club career.

"We feel that should be rewarded. It’s not about vast sums of money."

The 31-year-old was praised for his role in the win over Kilmarnock by first-team coach John Kennedy, who admitted he deserved further opportunities:

"He has come into the team and done very well and there is no reason why with the next game he shouldn't stay in the team.

"You take your opportunity and do well and put yourself in a good position for the next match. "He is still a big player for us, I know there is a lot of speculation around Kris as well but he showed his quality and themore quality we have in our squad the better."

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