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‘COMMONS WILL BE KRIS OF LIFE FOR HIBS,’ LENNON

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NEIL LENNON believes Kris Commons’ one-month emergency loan deal will be long enough for the Celtic midfielder to make an impact at Hibs.
The 33-year-old former Scotland international made an impressive debut for the Easter Road side in Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Morton at Cappielow.
Lennon, who signed Commons for the Hoops from Derby for a bargain £330,000 in January 2011, was thrilled to recruit the player after injuries sidelined John McGinn, Fraser Fyvie, Alex Harris and Dylan McGeouch.

The playmaker is out of contract at the end of the season and his long-term future is in doubt, but the Hibs gaffer has backed the Englishman to help strengthen the Edinburgh men’s bid to clinch the Championship title.

Lennon said: “I’m hoping he can have a big impact. He is a quality player and we’re delighted to have him because we’re short of bodies in that midfield area.

“We don’t have him for a very long period of time, but we felt it was important to get him up and going.

“It’s good to get him for the time being, so we’ll see how it develops over the next 28 days or so.

“We were pursuing a number of options and Celtic were good enough to do a deal with us and it suits both parties.

“We were depleted, so Kris coming in strengthens that again.

“I think he grew into the Morton game, we struggled to find any space for him in the first-half.

“He started to find his range and good areas and the benefit of the 90 minutes and playing will do him the world of good.”

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