KRIS COMMONS is refusing to rule himself out of facing Inter Milan at Parkhead on Thursday.
The midfielder pulled a thigh muscle in the 2-0 Scottish Cup win over Dundee at Dens Park just over a week ago.
It looked as though the 31-year-old had little chance of playing against the Italian giants in the Europa League first leg tie.
However, a defiant Commons declared: “I’m hoping to get back in training this week and see how it goes.
“It will be a day-to-day process, but I’ll give it my best shot.
“Hopefully, I can play some part. I’m thoroughly looking forward to just being part of it.”
Commons, who has just agreed a new two-year deal with the Hoops, sat out the midweek 3-0 victory over Partick Thistle and the 2-1 triumph over St.Johnstone on Saturday.
He added: “McDiarmid Park is a difficult ground to play at.
“It’s a bobbly pitch. You want to play like Brazil, but sometimes the three points are the most important thing.
“The Saints players showed a lot of determination and put us under pressure.
“Teams at two down could easily chuck it and see out the game, but they rolled up their sleeves to give it a good go.
“It turned to be a tale of two goalkeepers. We could have been out of sight in the first-half but for the saves from Alan Mannus.
“And if it hadn’t been for the Big Man, Craig Gordon, between the sticks we could have been coming away with just one point instead of three.
“Credit where credit is due, Craig’s save at the end from Dave Mackay was world class.
“Now that is out of the way, we can concentrate completely on what is going to be a massive game on Thursday night.”