Kris Commons: Celtic set to play youngsters

Celtic have already wrapped up the Scottish Premiership title.

Kris Commons has told Celtic's official website that he expects some of the club's more promising youngsters to be handed first-team opportunities between now and the end of the season.

Celtic have secured the Scottish Premiership title with three games remaining and Commons predicts that Ronny Deila will use the low pressure environment to give some of the side's younger players their first senior chances.

Commons also feels that Celtic can now relax, in the knowledge that they have achieved their main objective for the season, and expects them to play a more attractive brand of football over the remainder of the campaign.

“It’s weird because you are expected to win it," he said. "When you’re expected to do something and you don’t achieve it then it’s a lot worse but when you’re expected to win something and you do achieve it it’s just more of a degree of professionalism and we got the job done as soon as possible.

“It gives us a chance to try and relax and play a little bit more attractive football. We don’t have to concentrate too much on the winning side of things and try to express ourselves and no doubt give some of the younger players a bit of a run out."

Deila has already given Kieran Tierney, a young full-back, his senior debut and it seems that more academy stars could follow in his footsteps.

Celtic have coasted to the championship this season after dominating Scottish football for most of the campaign.

Although they made a slow start under new manager Ronny Deila, they eventually adapted to his methods and have now established an unassailable lead at the top of the table.

It means that they have now secured four successive Scottish Premiership titles, and they will be aiming to make it five in a row next term.

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