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Celtic move has made me feel like a man - Commons

Kris Commons suggests his move to Celtic a little under three years ago has matured him both as a person and as a footballer.

The 30-year old arrived at Celtic Park from Derby County in January 2011 and was immediately cast into the spotlight when scoring twice as a substitute in the Hoops' 4-1 Scottish League Cup semi-final win over Aberdeen.

Since that day, Commons has experienced plenty of success in Glasgow and believes that his shift to the Scottish giants has helped make him feel like a man.

"My experiences have been a huge asset to me," he told the Celtic View.

"Not only league football but winning trophies, playing at the top level, playing in European games, that's the experiences I've gathered over the last three years.

"Looking back to that first game against Aberdeen, I was so fresh, I was still a boy, but now I feel more mature, I'm a man and I feel like I know the game a bit better.

"It's now my turn to guide and direct young players rather than people guiding me, and that's an experience thing for me. I was relatively mature then but there were still older players in the squad that I respected, players I'd listen to for advice.

"But it's flipped a little bit now and I'm classed as the more experienced player in the group so I'm getting asked for my input a bit more."

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