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Commons: Keep win run going

Kris Commons says he is confident Celtic can stay unbeaten until the end of the season.

Celtic's unbeaten Scottish Premiership run has stretched to 21 games, including 10 consecutive victories, the latest a 3-0 Parkhead defeat of third-placed Motherwell

Fraser Forster has also stretched his clean sheet tally to eight, taking him two games away from equalling Charlie Shaw's league record from the 1920s.

Next up for the Hoops is a trip to Easter Road on Sunday, but Commons is aware that an improving Hibernian, under the guidance of new boss, Terry Butcher, will be out to wreck the Scottish champions' run.

"I think it's one of the main motivations just now in the game," Commons told this week's Celtic View. "We're going for as many records as we can - the unbeaten run, the clean sheets, everything we can get at the moment.

"Teams are coming knowing if they just score one goal they can bring all that to an end for us so it's big for us to keep it going."

Celtic could only manage a 1-1 draw on their last visit to Leith in October, and the attacking midfielder predicted another tough battle at the weekend.

"It's always a tough game when we go there," he said. "I got injured there the last time we were there so it would be nice to stay on the pitch for 90 minutes and maybe continue my goal-scoring run as well."

Commons is hoping to see the introduction of new signing, Stefan Johansen, who joined the club last week, at Easter Road.

"He's trained with us twice now and he looks like a very good player, technically very good," he added. "He's got a good left foot and I heard him say in his interviews that he enjoys a passing game, and likes to look for through balls, so hopefully he will add something to the side and help us kick on."

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