SCOTT ALLAN’S Celtic career is effectively over after today agreeing to a season long loan at Dundee which will bring him to the end of his 3 year contract he signed in August 2015.
Allan had an outstanding season in the Championship and was coveted by Sevco Rangers as they looked to rebuild after their initial attempt at reaching the top tier of Scottish football was shot down emphatically by a poor Motherwell side.
The Fir Park outfit thrashed the new Ibrox club 6-1!
Allan didn’t hesitate to take his chance to not only move to the Premiership but to the Scottish Champions.
Ronny Deila seemed reluctant to give him match-time although the creative midfielder was a popular figure among the Celtic support.
A chance of manager at the club chanced Allan’s prospects but not for the better. Brendan Rodgers quickly assessed the player and judged him surplus to requirements and shipped him out to Rotherham for the season. Not for the first time in Scott Allan’s career the former Dundee United man didn’t enjoy the best of times south of the border.
Allan returned to Celtic last month and had a meeting with Rodgers. He was told that he was free to find a new club.
His didn’t seem to be in the market to take their former creative midfielder back and even a move to his supposed boyhood heroes seemed highly unlikely – could you imagine Celtic loaning a player to Sevco?
So the 25 year old has instead agreed terms with new Dens boss Neil McCann who has also signed Sutton United’s FA Cup hero Roarie Deacon on a 2 year contract.
Allan will have the chance to establish himself at Dundee this season and if all goes well look to make the move permanent in 12 months time.
For Scott Allan at Celtic it is a case of what might have been. We wish him well nevertheless.