Celtic's Kris Commons has joined Hibernian on an emergency loan

He'll team up with his old manager Neil Lennon

Celtic's Kris Commons has joined Hibernian on an emergency loan

Celtic's Kris Commons with Daniel Lafferty of Airtricity League XI Image: ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Hibernian have signed Celtic midfielder Kris Commons on emergency loan until January 15th.

Speaking to Hib's official website, Commons said: “It has come about very quickly, but I think it makes sense on both parts. I can try to get some football under my belt and give Hibs a helping hand as well.

“As much as I am trying to help Hibs, the club are trying to help me out a lot, so I’m grateful to them for giving me the opportunity to play football. I’m also thoroughly looking forward to hopefully helping them on the way and putting on the jersey and doing my best.”

Hibernian head coach Neil Lennon said: “Kris is an experienced, technically gifted player, so him coming in at this time is of benefit to the side as the games start coming in over the festive period.

“With us missing a lot of our regular midfield players, it is good to bring in someone with a lot to offer, even just on a short-term basis.”

The Edinburgh club travel to Greenock Morton on Saturday and are currently joint top of the Scottish Championship, level on points with Dundee United.