Celtic midfielder Kris Commons retires from international football

The 29-year-old, who won 12 caps for Scotland and scored two goals, insists his decision is based on family reasons, and says he is still on good terms with Gordon Strachan
Celtic midfielder Kris Commons has announced his retirement from international football.

The 29-year-old won 12 caps for Scotland, scoring two goals.

Commons revealed his decision was based on family reasons but insists he has retired from international football on positive terms with Scotland boss Gordon Strachan.
"I have enjoyed my time immensely with the Scotland team and it was a very proud moment every time I pulled on the Scotland shirt," Commons told Celtic's official website.

"I will always, of course, be a Scotland supporter.
"I have thought about this decision for some time. At this stage of my career I just want to give Celtic my 100 per cent commitment and ensure I can prolong my club career as long as possible.
"I also want to give my young family more attention, something I have not been able to do for some time.
"Neil Lennon had spoken to Gordon in person a while back and I was really pleased to speak to Gordon today. I am on very good terms with him and I wish him and the Scotland team all the very best for the future. I am sure Gordon will do a great job."
Scotland boss Strachan added: "I spoke to Kris tonight and understand his family considerations.

"I wish him the best of luck for the future."