Hibernian’s Scott Allan believes that the best football of his career is yet to come as he continues his comeback after being diagnosed with a heart condition.
The player was out of action for five months as the problem was diagnosed. But now Allan is fit again, and has been part of the Hibernian first-team squad recently.
Although he has yet to start a game for the Easter Road side since returning to full fitness, the player sounds very confident that he can get back to his best.
“Feel the best”
“I genuinely physically feel the best I’ve felt throughout my whole career. I still believe I’ve got the best years ahead of me” he said.
The player admitted that at one stage he was concerned that his career would be over.
“We played Aberdeen at home and I just felt physically not there 10 minutes in, was breathing really heavily, subbed off after 60 minutes.
“Sitting in the cardiologist’s office, I’d be lying if I said the most part of me didn’t think this could be it. I got the second opinion, did the exact same test and came through it with flying colours” Allan disclosed.
Still to make first start of the season
Hibernian manager Jack Ross will no doubt be delighted to have Allan back in his squad. The player could be a big help in clinching a third place finish in the Premiership.
Hibernian are next in action against St Johnstone this weekend. It will be interesting to see if Allan makes his first start of the season in that game. After all, Hibernian are aiming to bounce back from a loss to Motherwell.
If he is on his game, Allan could be very influential for Hibernian. However, it will be up to Jack Ross to make that decision.