By Danny Wright
Scott Allan believes that he has nothing to prove at Dundee after his loan move from Celtic was agreed.
An official statement on Dundee’s official website confirmed the news on Wednesday as they also completed a two-year deal for Sutton United’s FA Cup hero Roarie Deacon.
Allan, 25, is now set to spend a second season in a row out on loan after failing to make much of an impact since signing for the Hoops in 2015.
The midfielder endured a tough spell with Rotherham in the 2016/17 season, as he made just 11 appearances in all competitions as the Yorkshire club suffered relegated from the English Championship.
He hasn’t put on the green and white hoops since last May, but is adamant that his spell at Parkhead isn’t a failure.
“I wouldn’t say I’ve been disappointing with my time at Celtic, I got a winners medal in my first year and learned a lot from Brendan Rodgers during pre-season,” he said, as quoted by STV.
“I took the decision to go on loan so I’ve learned a lot from him and I have no regrets.
“I don’t think I have to prove to anyone I just think it’s about being happy and that is by kicking a ball about very Saturday so it’s an easy decision in that sense.
“I wouldn’t say it’s about resurrection it’s just about getting back to playing football, I don’t think there is any doubts about what I can do when I’m playing.”
Allan began his career with Dundee’s great rivals Dundee United, so he will be no stranger to the central Lowlands city.
He secured a move to West Brom in 2012 but didn’t make a single senior appearance for them as he endured four different loan spells, including two at Portsmouth.
The midfielder moved back to Scotland in 2014 with Hibernian, who were his last permanent home before Celtic snapped him up in 2015 on a four-year deal, which he is now half way through.
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