Dundee loanee Scott Allan has admitted that the abuse he gets from Rangers fans does not phase him, revealing that it is simply part and parcel of his life.
Allan, 25, is currently on loan at Dens Park from Celtic, who he joined in 2015 from Hibernian even though the Light Blues – his boyhood club – made a huge effort to try and sign him while they were in the Scottish Championship.
The midfielder doesn’t have many fans in Scotland.
He began his career at Dundee United but is now playing down the road for their bitter rivals Dundee.
The ex-West Brom midfielder came off the bench in the Dees’ 2-1 win over Rangers on Friday night to a chorus of boos from the away end, but it took him just moments to grab the game by the scruff of the neck when he set up Mark O’Hara to score an 80th minute winner.
Allan has now admitted that he is simply just used to the amount of abuse he gets from the Gers supporters, but has questioned whether it is really that necessary.
“It’s part and parcel now of everyday life — even when I’m about Glasgow,” he said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
“I still get pelters there as well so it was nothing I wasn’t expecting.
“The hassle is part of football and you learn to live with it. It’s fine.
“Should it be part of football? It is in this country, so it is what it is.”
Since joining Dundee on loan in the summer, Allan has made 13 appearances across all competitions and has an impressive assist record by setting up eight goals in the process.
In other Rangers news, Celtic icon Neil Lennon has revealed what is “incredible” about the Gers.