Celtic boss confirms midfielder will stay despite links to Championship side

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that central midfielder Scott Allan will be staying at Parkhead for the upcoming season.

The 24-year-old only played 13 league games for Celtic under previous boss Ronny Deila after joining from Hibernian last August, but the new Hoops manager has seen enough of the midfielder to keep him for first-team action next campaign.

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He told the Sunday Post:

“Scott will definitely stay. I really like what I’ve seen with him. It’s trying to give him good tactical understanding of the game. He is mobile, he can run and he can press. Hopefully this can be a good season for him.”

Allan played in an unfamiliar number No.10 against Sturm Graz in the 1-0 win yesterday and Rodgers felt he dealt well playing in a different position to that he is used to.

Former Celtic centre back and current Wigan Athletic manager Gary Caldwell is rumoured to be interested in bringing Allan to the Championship side on a season long loan, according to the Sunday Post, but Rodgers’ declaration that the midfielder will stay puts to bed any speculation that he will leave Celtic this summer.