SCOTT ALLAN is hoping to impress Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers after returning from injury to resume his season-long loan at Dundee.
The midfield playmaker will have still have a year of his Parkhead deal to run when he returns from the Tayside outfit in the summer.
Allan, 26, who had a temporary transfer at Rotherham last term, is determined to display his best from now until the end of the campaign.
He said: “I’m just happy to be back. It’s been a frustrating couple of months because previous to the groin operation I hadn’t been playing like myself.
“I thought I started well when I came in at Dundee and it was disappointing not to kick on because of the groin problem.
“I’m glad I’ve got it sorted and feel fighting fit now.”
Allan knocked back a move to Sevco Rangers to join the Hoops in a bargain £300,000 move from Hibs in August 2015, but was used sparingly by ex-gaffer Ronny Deila.
He made his comeback after a six-week lay-off as a late substitute in the Premiership strugglers’ 2-1 win over the Ibrox side at Dens Park on Friday night.
His appearance brought the expected response from the travelling support as he was booed any time he touched the ball.
Allan, though, ignored the abuse to set up the winner goal for Mark O’Hara with a superb through pass that carved open the Govan side’s defence.
He added: “It’s part and parcel now of everyday life – even when I’m about Glasgow.
“I still get pelters there, as well, so it was nothing I wasn’t expecting. I’m delighted that within two minutes of coming on I managed my own reaction.
“The hassle is part of football and you learn to live with it. It’s fine. Should it be part of football? It is in this country, so it is what it is.
“I don’t know if it motivates me, but it gives you a more enjoyable reaction when you win after it.
“For me, I’m just happy to be back fit helping the boys to a win.”
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