Kris Commons has revealed that Brendan Rodgers NEVER told him that he was finished at Celtic.
On Saturday the 33-year-old made his debut for Hibs at Morton after signing a 28 day loan for the Edinburgh side.
Commons hasn’t even made the substitute bench since Rodgers took over fuelling speculation that his Celtic days were over.
Rodgers has confirmed the obvious fact that there won’t be a new contract at the end of this season but according to the player that’s as far as the conversation went.
“I was injured when he came in and he knew I was going to be out for another couple of weeks,” the Daily Record reports Commons saying.
“He knew he needed to know his squad for some important Champions League qualifiers and he said to me: “Listen, you’re injured, and I know you will work hard and train hard, the door is never shut at Celtic.
“He said: ‘If you are looking for regular first-team football, then I might struggle to give you that at Celtic.’
“He never said I was finished at the club. I just knew I couldn’t play week in, week out. I had to have respect for that.
“It was no longer a given that I would be playing week in, week out. I do believe that Brendan had that conversation with a few Celtic players.”
With his emergency loan due up in mid January Commons will be in action while the Celtic first team squad enjoy a winter break.
The deal with Hibs could be converted through until the end of the season but that now seems less than 100% certain.
With Gary Mackay-Steven making a couple of appearances it looks like the former Dundee United man is ahead of Commons for a game alongside Scott Sinclair, James Forrest and Patrick Roberts.
After his debut against Morton on Saturday Commons will make his home debut on Saturday when Falkirk visit Easter Road.
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