Celtic hopeful on Commons

20 July 2014 08:23:59 EST

Celtic are hopeful forward Kris Commons will be available to face KR Reykjavik on Tuesday.

The Scottish giants hold a 1-0 lead having beaten the Icelandic outfit in the first-leg of their Champions League qualifier.

Commons suffered a thigh injury in Celtic's friendly draw with Dynamo Dresden but the club are hopeful the 30-year-old will be available for the crucial European clash, which is being held at Murrayfield as Celtic Park will be hosting the opening ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Celtic will face either Legia Warsaw or St Patrick's Athletic if they progress.

Meanwhile, summer arrival Craig Gordon has revealed his delight at resuming his playing career after a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Gordon started in the draw with Dresden on Saturday as he made his first appearance since featuring for Sunderland in a 2-2 draw with Bolton Wanderers in April 2012.

"I was a little nervous but I get that before every game," Gordon told the Sunday Mail.

"It felt like a big moment for me. I've worked really hard over the past couple of years to get to this point and although it was only 45 minutes it's definitely a step in the right direction for me.

"I hope to move on and play more games. I want to play.

"I've done a reasonable amount of training since January. It's the game situations I am looking forward to getting into now.

"Doing that has been a large part of my life and not to have that over the past couple of years has been difficult."

Celtic are 1/1 to win the Scottish Premiership title next season, while Aberdeen can be backed at 1/1 in the without Celtic market.

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