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Celtic's Kris Commons hails 'incredible' Nir Biton, and picks player of the season

Celtic midfielder Kris Commons is particularly impressed with teammates Nir Biton and Craig Gordon.

Celtic midfielder Kris Commons has praised teammates Nir Biton and Craig Gordon, speaking to the Scottish Sun.

Commons believes the duo are deserving of recognition, and also states, notes the paper, that he believes Craig Gordon should be the SPL Player of the Year.

Unable to vote for a teammate however, he chose to pick Aberdeen's Adam Rooney, but feels the way Gordon has bounced back from not even having a professional contract last season due to injury make him a clear cut choice to win an individual award.

Commons said of Biton and Gordon: "I think Nir Biton has been incredible this year. Last season he was a fringe player, but he’s gone up a notch now. Look at Craig Gordon, he was on the sofa watching TV every week and now he and Nir are playing in the San Siro.

"These are exceptional standards they have raised in very little time... Craig set high standards in the league, and some of the saves in Europe have been amazing. That emphasised just how important a top keeper is at that level."

The emergence of the duo has been key to Celtic's success this season as they attempt to win a treble in Ronny Deila's first season as manager, with the Scottish League Cup already secured.

Especially noteworthy about Gordon's return, is that the 32-year-old has not come in to play a bit-part role, but has already played in 43 games this season for Celtic.

Biton has featured in 34 matches, and the admiring way in which experienced teammate Kris Commons speaks about him says everything about the huge impression he has made in his second season at the club, and from both players there should be plenty more to come.

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