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Commons: Bhoys will keep foot on the gas

KRIS COMMONS insists complacency will not be a problem as Celtic home in on their third consecutive league championship win.

Victory over Kilmarnock at Rugby Park tonight would take Neil Lennon's side 24 points clear of second-placed Aberdeen and possibly within a couple of games of confirming an inevitable Scottish Premiership title victory.

However, the Hoops midfielder, who has scored 23 goals so far this season, insists the Parkhead men still have lots to play for.

"There's 10 more games, more goals to score and more targets for us," Commons said.

"We want to keep as many clean sheets as possible and we want to win the league in style, so there are still incentives. Once we wrap up the league we may have a different mindset, but we will still want to keep as many clean sheets as possible, score as many goals as possible and win the league in a good fashion."

The 30-year-old former Derby and Nottingham Forest player expects some fringe players to get their chance once the title is in the bag but he does not expect standards to drop.


"I suppose it might be an ideal opportunity to bring in younger players but the way that we've been training this week and the way the manager has been speaking, he's not looking to get these three or four games out of the way and then take the foot off the gas," Commons said.

"He wants to keep hitting those targets of clean sheets, more goals while trying to get a bigger points tally than last year so we will keep our foot on the gas."