Celtic media round-up: Kris Commons on John Guidetti, Premiership triumph so close

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John Guidetti controversy

Celtic attacking midfielder Kris Commons has told STV that he and his teammates are not concerned with the controversy surrounding teammate John Guidetti.

The Manchester City-owned striker has been found guilty by the SFA of "offensive" comments for singing a song about Celtic’s arch-rivals Rangers, as reported by The Scottish Sun.

The 23-year-old Sweden international was charged for singing the song on Dutch TV last month and was facing the prospect of a two-game suspension.

However, on Thursday, Guidetti was not fined or banned for the incident, with The Scottish Sun quoting the SFA as saying in a statement: "The player was found in breach and censured.”

In a press conference prior to the decision made by the SFA, former Scotland international Commons played down the incident, claiming that it has not affected the dressing room.

“We didn't really mention anything, it wasn't even an issue," STV quotes the former Nottingham Forest star as saying. "It’s something between John and the club.

"We have more important things to concentrate on, we were still talking about the treble and winning the league so things that happen off the field just kind of go over our head and we concentrate on the football side of things.”

Scottish Premiership title

Turning to matters on the pitch, Celtic will take on Dundee at home in the Scottish Premiership this evening.

The Bhoys will head into the encounter at Celtic Park knowing that a win could see them win the title for their fourth year in a row.

If Celtic win against Dundee and Aberdeen fail to beat Dundee United on Saturday, then Ronny Deila’s side will be crowed champions with three more rounds of matches remaining.

While Celtic are all but assured of clinching the crown, Commons is already looking forward to pre-season training and to the 2015-16 campaign.

“We know exactly what the manager wants,” the 31-year-old told Celtic’s official website. “He has a greater understanding of the players he’s working with now, so coming into pre-season, he will know what to expect from certain players.

“If are not hitting our targets on and off the park, he will have an understanding of what he requires, and if we are not giving it, then he will certainly get players to achieve what he wants.”

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