Richard Gough: Rangers should sign Scott Allan from Hibernian

Rangers should sign former West Bromwich Albion midfielder Scott Allan from Hibernian this summer, says Richard Gough.

Richard Gough has explained in The Scottish Sun why Rangers should sign Scott Allan from Hibernian this summer.

Allan joined Hibs on a two-year contract in the summer of 2014 after he was released by Premier League club West Bromwich Albion, as reported by BBC Sport at the time.

“Allan is top class,” former Rangers defender Gough wrote in The Scottish Sun. “He stood out a mile for Hibs last season and would revel in the spotlight at Ibrox.

“He runs games and would get better playing under more pressure. He doesn’t lack confidence and Rangers could build the midfield around him.

“Getting him from Hibs would also weaken the club’s main promotion rivals — a double bonus.”

As Gough says, signing midfielder Allan would strengthen Rangers and also weaken Hibernian, their main rivals for the Scottish Championship title for the 2015-16 campaign.

However, the 23-year-old has a year left on his current contract at Hibs, which means that the Gers will have to pay a transfer fee for his services if they want to sign him this summer.

Morover, it is unlikely that the Edinburgh-based club will let go of such an important player, especially to a direct rival.

Rangers finished third in the ‘regular’ 2014-15 Scottish Championship campaign with 67 points from 36 matches, three points behind Hibernian, who ended up second.

However, the Gers defeated Hibs 2-1 on aggregate in the Scottish Premiership playoff semi-finals.

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