Could Scott Allan be set to get a chance at Celtic this season?
The Scottish midfielder has been at the Hoops since signing from Hibs back in 2015.
At the time, it was seen as a significant signing for Celtic as they swooped in ahead of Rangers to sign the highly-rated playmaker.
But Allan has played 17 times since, with all of those appearances coming in his first season before he was sent out on loans to Rotherham, Dundee and, most recently, Hibs.
So as he returned to Celtic this summer for the final year of his contract, there’s been plenty of discussion around his future.
A successful second half of last season at Hibs means they may be interested in signing him this summer, while there are others who are no doubt interested in taking him.
But will Brendan Rodgers look to offload him? Or could Allan be set to get a chance this season?
Celtic are back in pre-season and Allan was involved in their friendly win over SK Vorwarts Steyr last night – and some fans believe he showed that he could have a part to play in the coming campaign:
Thought Scott Allan looked the part. Unlucky not to score a couple. You reckon there is still a chance for him Paul if what you are saying about McGinn is correct?
— Mark MacPherson (@sambas83) June 27, 2018
Kouassi not good enough for #Celtic … Scott Allan a better player than Ryan Christie IMO, good goal from Forrest and wee Morgan looked the part first half.
— dmk1985 (@dmk1985) June 27, 2018
I hope Ryan Christie & Scott Allan get a chance at Celtic this season. Young boys with potential
— Martin McCormack (@MartinMcC93) June 28, 2018
Scott Allan deserves a chance tbh
— 🙂 (@ReeceDurning) June 27, 2018
Decent run out for Celtic tonight. Thought Lewis Morgan and Scott Allan were stand outs, would be good to see Allan get a chance perhaps. Also good to see Johnny Hayes back on the pitch ☘️
— Fianna (@Fianna2010) June 27, 2018
I really hope Scott Allan does enough in pre-season to stop us selling him simply because him scoring for us at Ibrox would be the best trolling I’ve ever seen.
— Kieren Kerr 🇳🇬🇨🇭 (@KierenKerr) June 27, 2018
I honestly thought we sold Scott Allan, hope he gets a run in the side but highly doubt it 🤷🏻♂️
— Michael McGinley (@mickmcginley1) June 27, 2018
Celtic looking composed and well balanced.. Can't judge too much however Morgan and Scott Allan look as though they have a squad place this year..
— Stevie O'Neil (@stevieoneil) June 27, 2018
Scott Allan looking very good in the game, lots off nice touches and good movement
— John Connell (@celticjohn67) June 27, 2018
Scott Allan dain hings
— Lewis Rankin (@LewisRankin3) June 27, 2018
Liking the look of this young Scott Allan
— Graeme McKay (@PodestrianG) June 27, 2018
Would love to see Brendan giving scott Allan another chance at Celtic
— Ryann_cfc (@_R_1967) June 27, 2018
Good run out @CelticFC would like to see Allan get the chance to come in now the ability is there 👌🏻
— Stephen Gough (@gough_83) June 27, 2018
Rodgers has some quality options in the number 10 role at Celtic, with Tom Rogic and Callum McGregor his preferred options in that position last season.
But he’s sold Stuart Armstrong and Patrick Roberts returned to Manchester City this summer so there is a need for more creative options in the final third.
Celtic fans – could you see Allan getting a chance under Rodgers?