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The repeated mistake Deila is making which is hurting Celtic

Celtic manager Ronny Deila needs to start taking advantage of the quality in his squad.

Ronny Deila is making a mistake by leaving Kris Commons out of his Celtic squad on a regular basis. 

The Bhoys have struggled for goals this season and leaving their most natural finisher out of the team appears to be hurting the side's campaign.

Commons has made just seven league starts to date and Deila's reluctance to utilise the 31-year-old has to be considered as one of the major reasons behind their poor form.

The attacking midfielder's future may not be sorted, but there can be no doubting his quality and to see him constantly overlooked is an understandable source of frustration for Celtic supporters.

Commons scored 32 times in 48 matches last season and he should have been the central figure that Deila built his squad around after arriving at Parkhead.

However, the Norwegian appears keen to ostracise the former Derby County man and he could even depart during the January transfer window - with a number of Premier League clubs looking to sign him, according to the Daily Star

It seems a nonsensical move from the manager, who is coming under severe pressure, after what has been a disappointing start the season.

Celtic are four points off current league leaders Aberdeen and the quality in their squad is not being utilised successfully. 

Although Deila is trying to implement a new style at Parkhead, it is hard to think that the club's form would not have been improved had Commons been involved on a far more regular basis.

If Deila wants to guide Celtic to the success that he promised after arriving, then he must see the error in his ways and make Commons the main man for the second half of the campaign. 

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