Celtic want Commons to rest and miss Scotland friendly

Kris Commons is action for Celtic at Pittodrie
Commons was hurt during Celtic's 1-0 win at Aberdeen on Sunday

Celtic would prefer Kris Commons not to play for Scotland against Denmark on Wednesday.

The midfielder, who picked up a foot injury in Celtic's 1-0 win against Aberdeen on Sunday, returned to Lennoxtown for treatment on Monday.

First team coach Alan Thompson said: "Had it been a qualifier, it would have put a different slant on it.

"But with it being a friendly, we would much prefer he is rested and try and get him fit for Saturday."

Scotland assistant manager Peter Houston said Commons was positive about returning to the Scotland camp to participate in Wednesday's friendly.

"He took a stud on the instep of his foot and turned up today," said Houston.

"We thought, when he turned up with that on, he'd be ruled out, but he told us he wants to give it until tomorrow, every chance.

"That tells a lot for a friendly match. They've bought into the way Craig wants to build a unity in the squad."

The former Derby County man received his first call up to the Scotland squad for a friendly against Northern Ireland in 2008 and has made nine appearances since.

He scored in a challenge match against Faroes Islands in November and against Northern Ireland in February during the Nations Cup campaign.