OVERJOYED Scott Allan has admitted his move to Celtic was a “no-brainer” after being hailed by the Hoops support .

The exciting playmaker, who signed from Hibs on Friday night, was given a rousing reception as he was paraded before yesterday’s 4-2 win over Inverness Caley Thistle at Parkhead.XZL5Awmu5_Rpv47IeI9somm2L8YWdCBOceh07DgD4Jo

And, after snubbing overtures from the direction of Govan, the 23-year-old midfielder is determined to get started with the
 four-in-a-row champions.

Boss Ronny Deila insists he’ll have to earn his place and isn’t guaranteed to go straight into the squad for Wednesday night’s crucial Champions League play-off against Malmo in Glasgow.

But, sporting the No.19 shirt once worn by the iconic Stan Petrov, Allan said: “It’s unbelievable, this is a great opportunity to join a massive club.

“I’ll try my hardest to be a great player here. In football terms, coming here was a no-brainer.”

Deila spoke to Allan before the player put pen to paper on a four-year deal and the Celtic boss admitted he never at any point believed Allan would join anyone else.q39ay-wmOI08Ua8B0KNvjKzL1fX-ifA_1BMaVc6EsVQ

The Norwegian, who lives in Scotland, said: “We had good control over
 the situation.

“He was very keen to come to Celtic and we had a very good conversation.”

So it seems that despite all the bluster in the press and online, the new Rangers club were never favourites to sign the talented midfielder. Indeed you could say they were never properly in the race.

However, Deila was coy 
on Allan’s chances of an appearance against the Swedes in midweek.

He added: “We’ll see. I think we can add him to the squad. But I don’t think he’s going to go straight in – hardly anyone has done that.

“Scott isn’t going to come in here and be the king from the first minute, no-one is expecting that.”

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