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Henderson believes selling Kris Commons would be 'big loss' amid speculation

Celtic midfielder Liam Henderson says he wants playmaker Kris Commons to stay at the club.

After scoring the second goal in Celtic's 2-0 win over Hamilton on Saturday, midfielder Liam Henderson heaped praise on team mate Kris Commons in an interview with the Daily Record.

"[Commons] has been excellent for us and has to be one of the best signings the club have ever made," said Henderson. "He’s repaid the club with the goals he’s scored. He’s brilliant with all the young boys at the club. Every day in training he speaks to me and he’s a tremendous guy to have, on and off the pitch."

Commons, 31, is out of contract at the end of this season, and his former Celtic manager Neil Lennon confirmed his interest in a reunion at Bolton Wanderers during an interview with the BBC.

Manager Ronny Deila told the BBC yesterday that he still has no intention of letting Commons leave during this month's transfer window, despite the playmaker throwing his boots into the crowd against Hamilton in what appeared to be a farewell gesture.

However, Henderson says that, whilst he's considered to be Commons' heir apparent, it would be a huge blow to lose a player of his quality.

"Of course he’s a massive player for us and he’s been good for me personally. He’s helped me out a lot at Celtic. He takes the young guys under his wing and is a top guy."

"It would be a big loss if he went because he’s a great player, especially when you consider all his assists and goals. It would be sad to see him go but I don’t think it will happen," he added.

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