Hibs manager Paul Heckingbottom has held face-to-face meetings with summer signing Scott Allan – and admitted that the Celtic flop is desperate to get started at Easter Road.
Allan was signed on a pre-contract before Heckingbottom replaced Neil Lennon in Leith and the Hibs boss was keen to “put his mind at ease” before he headed across the M8.
Heck claims Allan has never looked forward to pre-season “as much in his life” as he finally gets set to end his Celtic Park nightmare.
“He was signed before we came in so I thought it was really important to put his mind at ease about where we see him,” Heckingbottom told the Daily Record.
“We are looking forward to getting him in and getting him working – Scott is exactly the same. He says he has never looked forward to a pre-season as much in his life!
“That’s good – we’ve got a hungry player there.”
Allan has failed to have any sort of impact whatsoever at Celtic after joining them from Hibs in 2015 – and has had numerous loan spells away from Celtic Park.
The midfielder hasn’t played a competitive game since the end of last season when he turned out for Hibs in a 5-5 draw with Rangers during his last loan away from Celtic.
With Heckingbottom’s side in fantastic form under the former Leeds and Barnsley boss, adding Allan to his squad next season could really help them push on and challenge for European places.