31-year-old hails 'amazing' Celtic star who has transformed his game this season

Celtic Stands

Celtic midfielder Kris Commons was happy to give Stefan Johansen praise earlier today.

Kris Commons says the way Celtic midfielder Stefan Johansen has transformed his game this season has been amazing.

Johansen has gone from being a defensive midfielder to one of the Bhoys' main goalscoring threats, and Commons has been impressed by the Norwegian's progress.

The experienced attacking midfielder was speaking at a press conference today and was happy to heap praise on Johansen and goalkeeper Craig Gordon after seeing the pair catch the eye.

Johansen has played a staggering 54 games for Celtic this season, scoring 11 times, and his improvement under Ronny Deila has been remarkable.

The central midfielder looked a tidy player during his first six months at the club, after being brought to Parkhead at the start of 2014, but few could have predicted that he would become integral in such a short space of time.

Last season, Johansen netted just twice in 17 games, but he has found hitting the back of the net easy this term, with his energetic performances crucial for Deila's side.

It means that he is among the leading candidates to be named Celtic's Player of the Year, and it seems that Commons would have no issues if the 24-year-old did scoop the award.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch