BBC pundit and journalist Bill Leckie has warned Scott Allan against a return to Celtic in the summer and believes his career is best suited elsewhere.
Allan is currently on loan to Hibernian until the end of the season but has only made 17 appearances for Celtic since signing from Hibs in 2015.
In his column in the Scottish Sun, he claimed that Allan has “dazzled” since his return to Hibs and that he needs to be indulged – something that wouldn’t happen at Celtic.
Allan starred in the 2-0 win over Aberdeen on Saturday and now Leckie says he has to play for a manager that will “back him to the hilt” to bring out his talent.
He said that while all of his tricks didn’t come off on Saturday, “enough did to make him worth the admission money on his own.”
Talking in the Scottish Sun, Allan said, “I know when I go to a game, I want someone who’ll get me off my seat. That’s the guy I want to be.
“When you play in that No 10 role, some things won’t come off, but it only needs one of them to work and it can change the whole game.
“It’s all about games and more games. That’s all I’ve always wanted. I’ve got a manager here who lets me play my game, who doesn’t over-complicate things or cloud your vision and I’ve got team-mates who support me.”
Asked about a return to Celtic at the end of his loan period in the summer Allan was far from adamant that he saw his future at Parkhead.
“As for what happens at Celtic after this, whether the door can open for me, that’s something you’d need to ask the manager there.”