SPFL: Celtic manager Neil Lennon praises club's leading goalscorer Kris Commons
Neil Lennon described Kris Commons as "incredible" after the midfielder took his goal tally for the season to 30.
Last Updated: 04/05/14 7:46pm
Commons scored two second-half goals in the win for Lennon's side and could have had a hat-trick had it not been for some goalkeeping heroics from Aberdeen's Jamie Langfield.
And Hoops boss Lennon was full of praise for the former Nottingham Forest and Derby County midfielder who tops the goalscoring charts and remains on course to win the Golden Boot in Scotland.
"It's incredible for a player who is not an out-and-out centre-forward," Lennon said.
"Langfield made a brilliant save from the chip as well, so there is creativity in the way he plays. His movement off the ball is fantastic and you always fancy him to score when he gets into those situations.
"It's been a hell of a season for him, absolutely tremendous."
Lennon utilised Commons in a central attacking position just behind Anthony Stokes and Leigh Griffiths and the 30-year-old regularly found himself in goalscoring positions.
"We do use the formation to accommodate Kris as best we can," Lennon said.
"He is better centrally than on the wing, he is far more productive, because he can open teams up with a pass or change games with his finishing power as well. He has really delivered in that position."
Celtic ran out comfortable winners against Aberdeen but the outcome could have been different had referee Iain Brines awarded a 65th-minute penalty when Jonny Hayes went down under Efe Ambrose's challenge.
Lennon felt the referee made the right decision and reckoned Celtic would have ultimately ran out winners in the game regardless.
"At the time I didn't think it was a penalty and having seen it again, it looks like has played for it," Lennon said.
"I think Jonny has gone over the leg looking for it, but I have seen them given. But I don't think that detracted from our performance, we could have scored a lot more."