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10th Dec, 2016 | 7:38am

Scottish rivals to table bid for Celtic goalscoring midfielder - report

By Will Butcher

Neil Lennon is looking to raid old side Celtic to bring fringe star Kris Commons to Hibernian, according to a report.

The Scotsman claim that Commons, who is yet to feature for Brendan Rodgers’ side this season, is being lined up for a move to Easter Road on loan in January.

Commons, 33, is currently out of favour at Parkhead, with the likes of Tom Rogic, Ryan Christie and Callum McGregor ahead of him in the number 10 pecking order.

Formerly of Nottingham Forest and Derby, Commons was a fan favourite among Hoops fans before former Liverpool and Swansea boss Rodgers took over at Celtic Park.

Celtic’s number 15 has won five Scottish Premiership titles since his move to Glasgow, but is out of contract in the summer and could be brought in on loan before moving to Hibs on a permanent basis.

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Commons has scored an impressive 91 goals from midfield for the Hoops, in just 175 league and cup starts.

Football Insider verdict:

Hibs boss Lennon would be securing a massive coup if he could bring Commons to Easter Road. The ageing playmaker has proved on multiple occasions that he can find the back of the net and is likely to provide that cutting edge against Scottish Premiership opponents despite a considerable amount of time without first-team football. A 12-time Scotland international, Commons is also able to unlock a defence and produce a number of assists as he plays in between the lines. Lennon will have his work cut out in trying to tempt Commons to join Hibs though, who are currently playing their football in the second tier of Scottish football.

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