Former Celtic forward Kris Commons admits he plans to join Hibs if he recovers from back problems

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Former Celtic forward Kris Commons insists he will join Hibs if he can recover from a persistent back problem.

The 33-year-old admits head coach Neil Lennon, who signed him for the Hoops, has made contact about the possibility of returning to Easter Road following a successful one-month loan spell last season.

Commons is a free agent after a trophy laden six-and-a-half years at Celtic came to an end in May and is currently recovering from back surgery after undergoing a recent operation.

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The Scotland cap scored two goals for Hibs during his brief spell at the club and insists he will give serious thought to rejoining the Leith outfit on a permanent deal if he makes a full recovery from injury.

Commons, speaking to STV, said: “Neil Lennon gave me the greatest opportunity a man could have, to play for Celtic, and I owe him a lot.

“He’s certainly asked the question. If my back’s okay then, certainly, I’ll give it a go.

“But I’ve had 12 months of hell with four epidurals. I’ve had as many lows in the last year as I’ve had highs in the last six years.

“I want to get fit. If I can play, fine, but I don’t want to be the Kris Commons that drags it on for 12 months and looks like an idiot.”

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