Former Celtic midfielder, Scott Allan, has revealed the reason why he was left to rot in the Hoops’ reserve team after signing a pre-contract agreement with Hibernian last January.
Speaking on the Open Goal podcast and reported by The Scottish Sun, Allan claims that it was Peter Lawwell who blocked the return due to having done “too many favours” already for the Edinburgh based club.
When asked about what went wrong in his final year at Celtic and why he missed a full season of competitive action, he said:
“Brendan Rodgers had said at the start of the season you’ll be part of the squad this year and then the first game of the season came against Livingston and I wasn’t involved.”
“Very quickly after that I knew I wasn’t going to play. It was just one of those things. I actually started going to the gym more, I became obsessed with going to the gym and doing spin classes at night.”
“I hardly missed a training session the whole of last season, but didn’t play any games. I got myself to Christmas, I thought I’d manage to get myself to Hibs in January with Lenny, but then I didn’t go.”