Celtic’s Kris Commons joins Hibs on emergency loan deal

first_imgNeil Lennon’s team have been hit by an injury crisis in midfield with John McGinn and Fraser Fyvie both missing and under SPFL rules clubs can apply for emergency loan deals. Commons was a key player under Lennon at Celtic, winning the PFA Scotland Players’ Player of the Year award in 2013-14.Under SPFL rules, an emergency loan deal can only last for a maximum of 93 days.Following that period, Hibernian could opt to sign Commons on a regular loan deal or a permanent transfer in January. Celtic’s Kris Commons has joined Hibernian on an emergency loan deal.The midfielder, who has six months left on his Celtic contract, travelled to Edinburgh to seal the deal to join Neil Lennon’s side as they push to win promotion to the Scottish Premiership.The capital club announced the deal will last until January 15.Commons told the club’s website: “It has come about very quickly, but I think it makes sense on both parts. I can try to get some football under my belt and give Hibs a helping hand as well. “As much as I am trying to help Hibs, the club are trying to help me out a lot, so I’m grateful to them for giving me the opportunity to play football. I’m also thoroughly looking forward to hopefully helping them on the way and putting on the jersey and doing my best.”Commons, 33, has struggled with injury this season and has failed to make an appearance for the Scottish champions under Brendan Rodgers.Neil Lennon said: “Kris is an experienced, technically gifted player, so him coming in at this time is of benefit to the side as the games start coming in over the festive period.“With us missing a lot of our regular midfield players, it is good to bring in someone with a lot to offer, even just on a short-term basis.”last_img read more