Celtic media round-up: Deila provides update on Commons contract talks

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Commons update

Ronny Deila says that Kris Commons wants to stay at Celtic. 

Commons has just six months remaining on his contract at Parkhead, but Deila is still hoping that a new deal can be agreed in the near future. 

"I still think a deal can be done. I haven't given that up," he told the Glasgow Evening Times

"The situation is very clear. We want him, and he wants to stay.

"It's hard to say how apart we are. But we're in negotiations, so we'll see what's happening."

McNamara on Mackay-Steven

Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara says that he hopes fans of the club will continue to back Gary Mackay-Steven despite him agreeing to join Celtic. 

Mackay-Steven will move to Parkhead at the end of his contract and McNamara hopes that the fans won't get on his back because of this. 

“Our fans always back the team and whoever’s in it. I don’t see that changing with Gary,” he said to the Evening Telegraph.

“I know some things have been said but I believe the fans who go every week will get behind him because they want to see us do well."

Deila on Rangers clash

Celtic manager Ronny Deila was determined not to put too much importance on their upcoming match with Rangers in the Scottish League Cup semi-final. 

The Bhoys take on Rangers on February 1st and although Deila admitted it means a lot to him, he doesn't see it as more imperative than any other match his side play. 

“It’s a semi-final and if we win it we are in the Final – where we want to be," he told the Daily Record.

“The game against Dundee in the Scottish Cup a week later is very important as well.

“The league is close just now, so you can only think one day ahead. You have to prepare well and see the whole picture.”

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