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Celtic hero Kris Commons: I thought I played **** and was lucky to stay on

Former Nottingham Forest and Derby County midfielder Kris Commons scored the opener for Celtic in their Scottish League Cup Final win.

Kris Commons won his sixth trophy with Celtic at the weekend, playing an integral part in their Scottish League Cup final win over Dundee United.

Commons scored the opening goal in the 2-0 victory, with James Forrest netting a second, with it the first time the former Forest and Derby midfielder had won this particular competition.

The 31-year-old admits however that his day did not always look like being a success, and feared his performance would result in an early substitution. 

He told The Scottish Sun: "It was good to win although I thought I played c**p today. In general play I got caught on the ball a few times, and didn’t see many passes and gave the ball away cheaply.

“I was lucky to stay on after half-time! There was relief when my goal went in."

Commons had been at the centre of much speculation earlier in the year with his contract previously being scheduled to expire this June, but he signed a two-year renewal last month, as reported by The BBC.

He showed his importance in the final, being able to have a decisive influence on a big game, despite not having his best individual performance. That in itself shows character, which is part of why manager Ronny Deila was surely so keen to re-sign him.

The win was the first step in a potentially historic domestic treble for Deila to achieve in his first season, and next up they face the same opponents Dundee United in a Scottish Cup quarter-final.

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