Lennon admits Scott Allan could feature for Celtic this season

By John Reid

March 16, 2019

Celtic interim manager Neil Lennon has made an admission which will surprise most of the club’s fans. He has admitted that if he can he would like to give Scott Allan some game time this season.

Allan hasn’t get a ball for Celtic this season. He is so out of the picture he signed a pre-contract agreement with Hibernian for next season.

Give him a chance

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But Lennon, who worked with the player whilst at Hibs last season, remains a fan of the player and if possible would like give him a chance in the first-team.

“I’d like to give him some game time between now and the end of the season but because he’s been short of it I can’t risk him at the minute” Lennon told the Scotsman.

“If the opportunity comes along then I’d love to”.

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A surprise move

Allan making a first-team appearance this season would certainly be a surprise. He did play excellently for Hibs under Lennon’s management last season though.

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Perhaps Lennon will be the manager who can get the best out of the player who has rarely featured in his time at Celtic.

The most likely scenario could be a start after the league title is won. It seems unlikely he will start in any of the Hoops’ ‘big’ games that remain this season.

Nevertheless, perhaps Celtic fans haven’t seen the last of Allan in Hoops strip after all.