Commons: Celtic will be ready

The 31-year-old was involved for the first time in seven weeks on Saturday following a buttock injury and admitted that there is plenty of room for improvement ahead of their latest Europa League test.??

Ronny Deila’s men will qualify for the knock-out stages with a win over the Group D leaders and Commons believes they will be up for the task.

“In patches we were okay and I think Dundee were good for their goal, maybe even more,” he told the club website.

“We got a little bit sloppy in the last 15 minutes or so and we weren’t quite at the races towards the end, but I’m sure we’ll be more than ready for Salzburg.

“There’s no doubt they are a good side. We have another week of training ahead of us and we’ll need to work hard to get the better of them. I’m feeling good and it’s all about getting that match sharpness back now.”

Salzburg are two points ahead of Celtic after four group games and Anthony Stokes believes an eight-game unbeaten run gives the Scottish champions cause for optimism.??

Stokes said: “We have another win under our belt, we are top of the league now and we will be full of confidence. It is a home game and we know what is on the line. If we win the game we obviously qualify and that is the incentive.

“We have been gradually improving but there are going to be times when you have to dig in. Maybe some of the performances haven’t been as pretty as we want but it is a balancing act. We need to get results and that is the main thing. Playing good football comes second.”

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