John Hartson says Kris Commons is in Ronny Deila’s blind spot

John Hartson suggests that Celtic manager Ronny Deila should play Kris Commons more regularly.

John Hartson has suggested in The Scottish Sun that Celtic manager Ronny Deila needs to play Kris Commons more regularly.

The attacking midfielder made his first European start for the Bhoys against Ajax away from home in the Netherlands in the Europa League Group A on Thursday evening.

The 32-year-old was superb throughout the 90 minutes, as he set up both the goals for Celtic and created a number of chances.

The former Scotland international was brilliant when playing just off the central striker and linked well with his midfield teammates.

Former Celtic striker Hartson was following the match, which ended in a 2-2 draw, and he was impressed with the shift put in by Commons.

“Commons brings that to the Celtic team, an ability to create something when others would snatch at the ball,” Hartson wrote in The Scottish Sun.

“He made it look so easy, his cute ball for Bitton played with the perfect weight. But he’s probably the only player in this Celtic team who could have pulled it off. Deila has had a blind spot where Commons is concerned.

“I know he was injured at the start of the season when a wardrobe door fell on his foot in a bizarre accident at home.

“But he’s been fit for a few weeks now and Deila still hasn’t picked him. Maybe he’ll argue he’s not match fit yet, but he’s not going to get that if he’s sitting on the bench.”

Commons is one of the best attacking midfielders in the Scottish Premiership, and he does need to be more involved for Celtic this season.

Perhaps Deila has a reason why he has not been using the former Nottingham Forest and Derby County star as regularly as he could have recently...

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