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Commons returned against Hamilton on Sunday to grab a double in the 4-0 Scottish Premiership win at Celtic Park

Commons returned against Hamilton on Sunday to grab a double in the 4-0 Scottish Premiership win at Celtic Park

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Commons returned against Hamilton on Sunday to grab a double in the 4-0 Scottish Premiership win at Celtic Park

Kris Commons has explained he felt like a badly-dressed computer football fan when watching Celtic play Inter Milan on Thursday night.

The midfielder missed out on the first leg of the last-32 tie due to a hamstring injury and disguised himself to sit among friends in the Jock Stein Stand to see a thrilling 3-3 game unfold.

Commons returned against Hamilton on Sunday to grab a double in the 4-0 Scottish Premiership win at Celtic Park - Stefan Johansen and John Guidetti scored the others - to take the Hoops three points clear of Aberdeen at the top of the table ahead of the trip to the San Siro on Thursday night.

Afterwards he recalled his unusual insight from the Inter game, saying: "I watched it in the Jock Stein Stand and it was difficult for me because it was probably the first game I had watched from behind the goal with football fans.

"I had friends up to watch the game because hopefully I was going to get involved in it.

"But I didn't see the point of sitting in the players' lounge, behind glass, without the atmosphere.

"I was covered up. I had my missus's hat on which was disgraceful. It was a purple thing with a bobble and it didn't really fit my head. It was awful. I also had a snood and a hood up.

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"It was like watching PlayStation. You see every pass, every bit of space and you question, 'why has he not seen that?'.

"But when you are at ground level, playing at that pace, in that atmosphere; the players you are playing against, the competition you are in, it is very difficult to pick the right pass in a split-second."

Commons admits there was a time he would have gambled with his fitness against Inter but hopes he has worked himself back into Ronny Deila's plans for the second leg.

He said: "If I had been younger I would have played but there is a lot of football to be played and I wanted to be involved in the run-in rather than just the one game.

"It was nice to come back and get the three points.

"Hopefully I have done enough to get into the starting 11."


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