Celtic media round-up: Deila reacts to Commons' contract extension


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Deila on Commons

Ronny Deila says that he is delighted that Kris Commons has committed his future to the club.

Commons has signed a new contract at Parkhead, keeping him at the club until 2017, and Deila says that he is firmly in his plans.

"I am really pleased that Kris has committed his future to the club," Deila told the club's official website.

"He is someone who has already made a great contribution to Celtic and I am sure he will continue to be a very important player for us as we work hard to bring our fans the success they deserve."

Commons' excitement 

Celtic attacking midfielder Kris Commons says that he never wanted to play anywhere else, after signing a new deal with the club.

Commons agreed on a new two-year contract at Parkhead yesterday, putting an end to speculation over his future, and the 31-year-old is excited about what lies ahead. 

"I've loved my time at Celtic and this is where I want to continue playing my football," he is quoted as saying by the Belfast Telegraph

"The club is in a great place, we're still in four competitions this season, and already have a cup final to look forward to, and I want to continue playing my part in bringing more success to the club."

Griffiths expects good reception

Leigh Griffiths is not expecting a hostile reception from Dundee fans when he returns to the club with Celtic this weekend.

The Bhoys take on Dundee in the Scottish Cup and Griffiths, who used to play for the Dark Blues, says he still has fond memories of his time there. 

"I’ve been back a couple of times with Hibs and once with Celtic and every time the fans have been fine," he said to the Evening Telegraph. "I loved my time there.”

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