As reported by The Scottish Sun, Kris Commons has lifted the lid on his last season at Celtic, calling it ‘frustrating’ but also admitting that he simply wasn’t fit enough to make an impact in Brendan Rodgers’ starting eleven.
Commons has had a fine career at the Hoops, making 227 appearances and scoring 91 goals from attacking midfield. He’s scored a number of important ones over years too, perhaps most notably against Shakther Karagandy in UEFA Champion’s League qualifying.
Under Brendan Rodgers though he failed to make a single appearance and has now revealed the reason why.
As quoted by The Scottish Sun, Commons said:
“It’s been frustrating not to play but the truth is I’ve had four back injections and that’s been a sticking point, I’ve not been fit enough to play. I have thoroughly enjoyed these last six years, it’s been beyond my wildest dreams.”
Some Celtic fans had hoped they would see him one last time in the green and white before he leaves the club this summer but they had to make do with him being part of the trophy celebrations after the Hearts match on Sunday.
He was singled out for special mention by Brendan Rodgers and got to take his place with the team on the trophy stage.
The skilful midfielder will be fondly remembered for years to come and the regret of not being able to play in his last season will pass. He has plenty of other fond memories down the years getting the job done for Celtic.