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21st Mar, 2018 | 7:08pm

BT pundit suggests 26-year-old should quit Celtic in summer

Former Hibernian manager Alan Stubbs has suggested that Celtic midfielder Scott Allan should quit the Hoops in the summer.

The 26-year-old is currently on-loan at the Easter Road side, and has been in fine form for Neil Lennon’s team since joining them in the summer.

BT Sport pundit Stubbs thinks that Allan would be doing his career the power of good if he leaves Celtic Park, where he has rarely featured since joining the club in 2015, and joins Hibernian permanently.

“I don’t think Scott should have left Hibs in the first place. He’s not been able to find regular first-team football under Brendan Rodgers because there’s a lot of quality and competition at that club,” Stubbs said, as quoted by the Daily Record.

“Scott now has to weigh up what is more important to him. Moving to the big club where you are not necessarily going to play or finding a home where you get paid well and play every week.”

“Scott being Scott wants to play all the time and knowing him as I do he’ll have felt frustrated and disappointed at the lack of opportunities.”

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Allen has a year left on his Hoops contract at the end of the season, and he is set to have discussions with Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers about his future then, as it seems that his days at Celtic look to be numbered.

Football Insider verdict

You can’t really disagree with anything Stubbs has said, Allan hasn’t been given much of a look-in with the Hoops and it would be best for both him and the club if he moved on in the summer. He is a bit unlucky to be an attacking midfielder at a club which has plenty of players in that position, but in his few appearances for the Bhoys he hasn’t shown enough to displace the likes of Stuart Armstrong or Callum McGregor. Allan seems to be suited to playing for the Easter Road side, as that is where he has played the best football of his career, and it seems likely that he will be allowed to join the Edinburgh club permanently in the summer.

In other Celtic news, the Hoops have been linked with Real Zaragoza centre-forward Borja Iglesias