No pressure for Commons

29 April 2011 11:30

Kris Commons denies feeling any pressure as Celtic contemplate winning the Clydesdale Bank Premier League title for the first time in three years.

The Hoops are one point behind Old Firm rivals Rangers at the top of the table after last week's goalless draw at Ibrox but have a game in hand. Commons insists that result in Govan means Celtic are in an "ideal" position ahead of the home game against Dundee United on Sunday - but is not unduly nervous about the prospect of winning his first championship medal.

"It's perfectly accurate to say the championship will now come down to who has got the nerve to stay strong in the last days of the season," he said. "But I can honestly say I feel no pressure at all."

He added: "I get up every morning looking forward to what's ahead of us, starting with Dundee United at Celtic Park on Sunday.

"I'm revelling in what's going on because I'm not used to challenging for titles.

"It's possible this title race could go to the very last day, but I want us to focus on Sunday more than anything else.

"We've got five games to go and we need to be in a good place.

"The boys look confident in training and in competitive matches, and we're keeping clean sheets.

"It's important we stay on the ball in terms of our mentality and get the job done."

Source: PA