Hamilton boss Brian Rice is thrilled to see that Hibernian midfielder Scott Allan has overcome a serious health issue to return to football.

Allan missed a huge part of the season after being diagnosed with a heart issue. However, he has now recovered to such an extent that he has returned to the Hibernian first team. Allan has recently made two substitute appearances as he gets used to playing football once more.

Ahead of facing Allan’s Hibernian side this afternoon, Rice has declared that it is great for the player and his team that he looks to be getting his career back on track.

“Absolutely delighted”

“I’m absolutely delighted that Scott Allan is back involved in the Hibernian squad. He’s had a horrendous time the lad. So I’m absolutely delighted for him that he seems to be getting his career back on track” he said.

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Scott Allan is back playing football for Hibernian (Photo by Craig Williamson/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“I read his story this morning, and it’s absolutely fantastic. The boy is a fantastic talent, a lovely lad and to have the troubles at his young age with a young family.

“Gives everyone a boost”

“(His return) gives everyone a boost. It will give Hibernian a boost and me personally, I’m delighted to see him back” Rice stated.

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Hamilton manager Brian Rice is delighted for Scott Allan (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

It will be interesting to see if Allan is involved for Hibernian against Hamilton. Jack Ross has been fairly cautious with Allan’s return to the Hibernian first team. Should he feature in the game, he is more than capable of helping Hibernian to the three points.

The game is a big one for both teams. Hamilton will be looking to move away from the relegation zone with a win. Whilst a win for Hibernian will keep them in control in the battle for third place.

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