Commons has focus on Dundee

Date published: Thursday 30th April 2015 3:25

Commons and the Hoops are on course for a fourth successive title, requiring four points from their final four matches to guarantee the flag flies over Parkhead again next season.

Victory over Dundee.could secure a first Premiership crown for manager Ronny Deila in his debut season should Aberdeen fail to collect three points against Dundee United on Saturday.

Commons is only focused on the match at Celtic Park though, and is content to take one challenge at a time.

“It’s just another target for us to hit,” the 31-year-old said. “Coming into pre-season the manager sits us down and outlines what he wants us to achieve during the season.

“The treble was spoken about, the Champions League group stages, and they are just a requirement that is spoken of every pre-season.

“I think we have a squad now that have experienced it on all levels and the drive and hunger for success here has never been so good.

“So it’s about getting the job done first and foremost this season then we concentrate on achieving what we want to achieve next season.”

Should Celtic secure the title as expected they will be back in action in July for their first Champions League qualifier.

After missing out at the start of this season, as Deila settled into his job, everyone at the club will be keen to return to the biggest stage in club football.

And Commons believes the desire among the squad to achieve their goal will mean Celtic are better prepared this time around.

“Having worked with Ronny Deila for a season now the players know exactly what he wants as he has a greater understanding of the players he is working with,” he added.

“I think coming into pre-season he will know what he expects from certain players and if we are not hitting our targets, on and off the park, he will certainly go and get the players he feels will achieve what he wants.”

Watch Celtic v Dundee on Friday evening on Sky Sports 5 from 7.30.

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