Scott Allan ‘has to work towards’ a consistent run of games for Hibs after his assist in the weekend’s draw with St Mirren, according to head coach Jack Ross.

The attacking midfielder was offered as a makeweight in the club’s bid to sign Jamie McGrath on the final day of the transfer window. He reminded Ross what he was capable of on Saturday, coming off the bench to provide a classy assist for Paul McGinn in the 2-2 draw. Ross knows the quality which Allan possesses.

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Allan’s display impressed Ross. (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

He said: “With Scott’s pass for the goal, it’s about both the vision and execution. And that is never in doubt with Scott. He knows that’s the special thing he has – and we know it too. We knew we needed that from him in the game. But you have to produce it and he did. My opinion of Scott hasn’t changed.

“He wasn’t someone we were pushing to get out the door. There was a potential opportunity for him and he wants to play. It’s difficult to build a run of games for him. That’s what he has to work towards.

“That sharpness of thought is there and he showed he’s still an asset within the squad. It was good for him psychologically to have that impact on the game.”

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