Date: 22nd May 2018 at 4:17pm
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It is hard to remember that Scott Allan is still a Celtic player, but he is, and he will be returning to the club on the 31st of May, when his loan deal with Hibernian comes to an end.

He had an excellent spell at the Easter Road side, where he teamed up with Dylan McGeough and John McGinn to form one of the best, or perhaps the best midfield trios in the league, who were pivotal to Hibernian’s excellent return to the Scottish Premiership, which saw them finish fourth in the league.

Normally when a player impresses on loan you would expect them to have a chance of getting back into the first-team squad – that could happen with Anthony Ralston, who did well with Dundee United.

However, there is no chance of that happening with Allan, and the 26-year-old should be sold as soon as the transfer window opens.

The Hoops have too many squad players who have no chance of playing – Allan, Nadir Ciftci, Cristian Gamboa – and unlike those other two there will be suitors for Allan, who tore up the league with Hibernian.

Incredibly enough, the Hoops could end up getting a decent fee for the player, who most thought would probably slide into obscurity and a free transfer after failing to make the grade at Celtic Park.

He deserves congratulations for managing to get his career back on track once more, and the next step should be a permanent move to another club.

In other Celtic news, read about another three players who have no future with the Hoops

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