Scottish Premiership: Celtic's Kris Commons commits his future to the club

Kris Commons: Has been prolific this season, scoring 21 goals

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Celtic star Kris Commons claims he is settled at Parkhead and has no intentions of leaving the club in the near future.

The attacking midfielder has been brilliant for Celtic, having already eclipsed last year's scoring tally of 19 goals with 21 this season.

Commons, who started his career at Stoke City, told the Daily Record: "I've played a long time in England and there is no great yearning to go back. My family and I are very settled up here.

"Both of my boys were born in Scotland and that is the most important thing for me.

"There is no reason for me to look for something different and to think about moving away. That's three years we have been here now and we honestly couldn't be any happier.

"So for me, to be as settled as I can be and for the family to be as happy as they are, it shows on how I'm playing on the pitch. If you feel good about yourself it helps your football."

Player Profile

Kris Commons

  • Appearances 40 (3)
  • Goals 28
  • Assists 9
  • Yellows 4
  • Reds 0
  • Current Season

Commons received the December's SPFL Player of the Month trophy, and seems to be excelling in an attacking role for the team scoring 13 goals since 1st December.

He added: "I think from tee to green I've been playing as I normally do. Things have been going pretty well in my normal game, if you like, but obviously at the business end of the pitch I've been getting into the box and scoring goals.

"So, in that respect, putting the ball in the net, I don't think I've ever been in such a rich vein of form and when you are doing that on a regular basis, you get noticed more.

"Winning the SPFL Player of the Month award and the Daily Record's is something I'm pleased about."

Celtic are already 15 points clear with two games in hand at the top of the table and look set to take their third consecutive league title.

Commons added: "I'm always trying to work hard on my game and always trying to improve. Right now I'm working on some aspects of my play outside the box but you never stop trying to get better.

"I have never regarded myself as a 20-plus per season goalscorer. People like Gary Hooper and Anthony Stokes do but they are centre-forwards and certainly Gary and Stokesy are out-and-out strikers who live to score goals, so they will be looking to score more than 20 every season.

"But from a personal point of view I still see myself as an attacking midfielder who can play out wide on the right and the left and it is my job to create goals as well as trying to get a decent return for myself each season."