By Frank McAvennie

26th Sep, 2020 | 8:00am

'He's been on the golf course too much' - Exclusive: McAvennie mocks Commons after Celtic dig

Celtic legend Frank McAvennie has hit back at Kris Commons after he criticised winger Mohamed Elyounoussi.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the former Celtic striker legend said he has been impressed by the Norweigan’s performances this season.

Kris Commons, speaking to the Scottish Daily Mail (as reported by the Daily Record), said: “You’d have to say the performances of Mohamed Elyounoussi would warrant greater scrutiny.”

Elyounoussi came off the bench to score the winner in Celtic’s Europa League tie against Riga on Thursday.

Hoops boss Neil Lennon said of Elyounoussi after the game: “He’s a great example to the rest of the squad. His attitude is great.”

And McAvennie believes Celtic’s priority now should be bringing in a new left-back.

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“He’s been scoring goals at the start of the season and then he got a little knock. I think Kris has lost it at a wee bit, he’s not been watching too many games and he’s been on the golf course too much. He plays golf more than me!” McAvennie joked.

“Elyounoussi didn’t have a good game (last weekend) but everybody else had a bad game, it wasn’t just him. They need a left-back, I still think they need a left-back.”

Elyounoussi, 26, has scored three goals and provided two assists in nine appearances for Celtic this season.

He joined the Hoops on loan from Southampton last summer and he played 20 games netting seven goals and laying on six assists in all competitions.

The deal is set to become permanent next summer with Celtic due to pay a reported £8.5million.

In other Celtic news, Alex McLeish has been wowed by a player with just two Celtic starts who he believes looks ‘like a natural’.