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COMMONS STAYS AT HOME

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Kris Commons lifting another trophy at Celtic

Kris Commons lifting another trophy at Celtic

KRIS COMMONS did not travel with the Celtic squad to Spain this morning.

The midfielder has been given compassionate leave following the death of an uncle.

The Parkhead side flew out to Gran Canaria for their winter break that includes friendly matches against PSV Eindhoven on Saturday and Sparta Prague a week today.

Commons, whose contract talks have stalled, was the notable absentee when the players gathered at Glasgow Airport.

The 31-year-old was Man of the Match last night after making a surprise return in the 2-0 win over Kilmarnock at Rugby Park.

However after the final whistle, the former Scotland star was told of the death of an uncle and was immediately given time off by the club to travel south to be with his family.

Speculation continues to surround Commons’ future as he enters the last six months of his contract and is now free to talk to other clubs.

Ronny Deila insists the Hoops want to keep the player and insisted negotiations are still ongoing.

“We’ll see, we’re working on it,” he said. “Talks go on.”

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