Kris Commons signed a new deal at Celtic this week. The attacking midfielder has scored an incredible 74 goals in his career at Parkhead in just 176 games. With that in mind Celtic were right to offer him a new two-year contract to remain at Parkhead, as his contract was set to expire in the summer.
That was just yet another reason for Celtic fans to celebrate this week, after the arrivals of Gary Mackay-Steven and Stuart Armstrong from Dundee United on transfer deadline day.
The two attacking midfielders both arrived from the Scottish Premier League rivals and will be set to compete with Commons for a starting place in the Celtic midfield.
But Commons has explained that the arrival of the newbies is welcomed and that the extra competition is good for the team.
KC on GMS and Armstrong: "They have made everyone up their game."— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) February 6, 2015
KC: "With Inter Milan coming up everyone wants to play so you know you have to perform."— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) February 6, 2015
KC: "When a player comes in you try to make them feel as welcome as possible, regardless if its your position or a team-mate's."— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) February 6, 2015
KC: "The more time they spend with us will be a big thing. They will want to hit the ground running and make the transition seamless."— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) February 6, 2015
Commons is a regular in the side, playing 27 times for the club across all competitions this season.
But the two players who arrived at the club are not coming to sit on the bench. For Commons to remain a first-teamer at Celtic he will have to keep up his impressive form to keep the newbies at arm’s length.