Monday, 28th April, 2014

Despite winning the PFA Player of the Year award in Scotland for his 27 goals for Celtic this season, Kris Commons admits that he doesn’t consider himself a striker.

Celtic’s Virgil van Dijk and Fraser Forster, along with Kilmarnock’s Kris Boyd, were also nominated for the top gong in Scotland, but Commons’ goalscoring feats with Celtic clinched the award for him.

"I still see myself as the in-between guy who creates chances for out and out strikers but it's always nice to score goals”, the Englishman told the club’s official site.

The 30-year-old attacking midfielder admits he loves scoring goals, but feels that he is not an out-and-out striker who can be counted upon to score 20 goals every season.


“I always feel like I’m capable of scoring goals but it’s always difficult to put a number on how many I want for a season.

“For out-and-out strikers like Leigh Griffiths or Anthony Stokes then they’ll be expected to chip in with 25 to 30 goals a season but for myself, I just feel blessed to be in a position where I’ve scored this many goals.”

Since joining Celtic in 2011, Commons has scored 46 league goals in 96 appearances and has won three Scottish Premierships and two Scottish Cups with the Hoops.

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