NEIL LENNON is plotting a remarkable first team comeback for forgotten man Scott Allan before the end of the season.

The midfielder has not made a competitive appearance for Celtic this season and will quit the club in the summer after agreeing a per-contract with Hibs in January.

Lennon, though, is an admirer of the stylish performer and both have worked with each during the performer’s loan spells at Easter Road.

Allan has played for seven clubs in as many years as he has struggled to fulfil his potential following his bargain £300,000 move to Parkhead when Ronny Deila welcomed him to the champions in August 2015.

However, the 27-year-old’s career stalled at the Hoops and he spent the first half of last season at Dundee who Lennon’s men will face at Dens Park tomorrow afternoon in their relentless pursuit of Premiership points as they zero in on their eighth successive title.

SPECIAL RESERVE…Scott Allan in action for the Celtic second string.

The Celtic interim manager, speaking to the Scotsman, said: “I’d like to give him some game time between now and the end of the season, but because he’s been short of it I can’t risk him at the minute.

“There could be a chance of him breaking down. He’s played a few development games, but I would like to give him a little run if we can get over the line as quickly as possible, but there are no guarantees with that.

“If the opportunity comes along then I’d love to. He’s training well and having a go at it and it’s a difficult position he finds himself in.

“I would like to give him some game time and a few others, as well.”

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