Kris Commons wants more silverware at Celtic after signing new contract

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Kris Commons was delighted to have wrapped up a new contract at Celtic.

After months of speculation, Celtic playmaker Kris Commons has finally committed his future to the Bhoys, signing a new contract with the Glasgow club.

Commons, 31, was scheduled to be out of contract at the end of this season, meaning he would have been free to move on to any club of his choice.

Bolton Wanderers - managed by Commons' former Celtic boss Neil Lennon - had been strongly tipped to make a move for the Englishman during the January transfer window.

That didn't materialise though, and Commons took the decision to extend his contract at Celtic Park on Thursday, meaning he will now stay with the club until 2017.

Finally, the former Nottingham Forest man can focus on matters on the pitch - and is determined to win trophies under manager Ronny Deila, as he told the Celtic official website.

"It feels awesome, it’s a great feeling. It’s a huge burden off my shoulders and I can concentrate on the proper stuff, playing football and winning trophies for this club. I am delighted and absolutely buzzing," said Commons.

"It’s been a strange couple of months with all the speculation and now that’s been put to bed I can concentrate on football and trying to get this club trophies over the rest of the season, obviously more league titles, and it would be wonderful if we could add a few more cups to the cabinet," he added.

Commons scored the second goal in Celtic's 2-0 win over Old Firm rivals Rangers last weekend, setting up a League Cup final against Dundee United.

Celtic are favourites to lift the league title and the League Cup, whilst they can take a step further in the Scottish Cup by beating Dundee this weekend.

Fans will be desperate to see the club progress in the Europa League though, with a tie against Inter Milan standing in their way of progression - but with no more confusion over Commons' future, Celtic will be confident of springing an upset.

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