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Celtic star Kris Commons happy to compete with new signings

Celtic snapped up Dundee United pair Gary Mackay-Steven and Stuart Armstrong this week.

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.

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.

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