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Commons suggests the key difference between Celtic now and last season

Celtic midfielder Kris Commons has given his thoughts on the current side and the team under Neil Lennon.

Celtic midfielder Kris Commons has told the National he finds it difficult to suggest that the Bhoys are a better team than this time last season.

Ronny Deila has done some good work since he took over, guiding the side to a first trophy under him with the League Cup success last weekend.

However, Commons has suggested that the team is in a better place under the Norwegian looking ahead to the rest of the season.

“I think we're a better team than last season. On paper we set really high standards with the clean sheet record, goals scored and points tally,” said Commons.

“I think this time last season the league was done and dusted. It's hard to say we are a better team but I feel like we are in a better place.”

Celtic are preparing for a Scottish Cup replay against Dundee United this evening and still have a very good chance of completing a domestic treble.

The Bhoys have stretched into a lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership and have a good balance in all areas of the team.

The celebrations after the League Cup final win last weekend show the unity, which currently exists in the team and the impact Deila has had on the squad so far.

Deila has developed core qualities throughout his team demanding the very best from players, urging them to stick together and that’s developed a beneficial team spirit.

Hopefully the side can now push on and take advantage of the better place Commons feels the team is in.

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