Celtic boss Ronny Deila makes his feelings about Kris Commons known

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The 32-year-old has struggled for game-time for the Scottish Premiership side this season.

Ronny Deila has insisted that he has no issues with Kris Commons despite the forward struggling to hold down a regular place in the Celtic side this season, the Daily Record reports.

The former Scotland international has been a key player for the Hoops since he joined the club in 2011, and has reached double figures for goals in the Scottish Premiership in four of the six seasons he has spent at Parkhead, including 27 strikes during the 2013-14 campaign.

However, the 32-year-old has been much closer to the periphery of the squad this season, and was criticised by the Norwegian after he reacted angrily to being substituted during a Europa League game against Molde in October (via BBC Sport).

Nevertheless, the outgoing manager has claimed that he has no problems with Commons.

"Kris is a good player, we have a lot of good players here. I have no issues with Kris at all, I've given him many, many chances, he's played a lot of games under me, he's had good performances and okay performances and I try to put the best team as possible together," Deila told the Record.

"In the future everybody gets a new chance now after this season with a new manager coming in. Kris has been in my squad every time he's been available. There is absolutely no problem with Kris."

While Leigh Griffiths has been in stunning goalscoring form for much of the campaign, many have been perplexed that Commons has seen no action since the victory over Kilmarnock more than a month ago.

Though the attacker is heading into the twilight of his career, he has proved since he has been with the club that he has the ability to change games in a way that some of the Bhoys' attacking midfielders seem incapable of doing. 

And when Deila decided to leave him on the bench for the Scottish Cup semi-final, while the likes of Tom Rogic and Callum McGregor were brought on, it arguably suggested that the boss had lost confidence that Commons still has the ability to make a match-winning impression on a game. 

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