FORMER Celtic boss Neil Lennon is poised to have talks with his old club in an effort to extend Kris Commons’ stay at Hibs.
The 33-year-old midfielder, who is out of contract in the summer, is scheduled to return to Parkhead on Tuesday following his emergency loan deal at the Easter Road outfit.
Commons is likely to be a key player for Hibs in tonight’s top-of-the-table clash against Championship title rivals Dundee United in Edinburgh.
He scored a last-minute free-kick winner against Falkirk at the weekend to shoot Lennon’s side to the division’s pinnacle by a point from the Tannadice outfit who lost to Dumbarton.
His ex-Hoops gaffer now hopes to extend Commons’ stay and admitted he would love to hang onto the former Scotland international.
Lennon said: “It will be down to what Kris thinks, obviously, and on how talks go with Celtic.
“I haven’t had a chance to sit down and talk about it. His loan’s up soon, so we will get this game out of the way and then we’ll talk with him over the next few days.
“When he arrived last month, there was definite ring-rustiness, you could see that. You can now see him getting sharper in training.
“He was on the periphery of the Falkirk game at times, but he still set a goal up and scored the winner, so that’s what Kris can do.”