Ronny Deila discusses Celtic squad's reaction to Scott Allan arrival, hints at Malmo debut

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Celtic manager Ronny Deila has hinted that Scott Allan could make his debut against Malmo.

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has told the club's Twitter account that some Bhoys players have been giving new signing Scott Allan stick over his arrival.

Allan, 23, completed his move from Hibernian to Celtic on Friday night after a controversial summer surrounding his future with the Scottish Championship club.

The midfielder had been a target for his boyhood club Rangers, who saw three bids rejected for the former West Brom man, as reported by STV.

However, Allan has instead joined Rangers' Old Firm rivals Celtic on a four-year deal, and he will be looking to make his debut shortly.

Celtic face Malmo in the Champions League on Wednesday, and whilst it may be too early for Allan to be placed into the starting line-up, manager Deila told the club's official Twitter account that Allan is in contention to play a part, whether that is as a substitute or from the start.

Deila also noted that some Celtic players have been poking fun at Allan upon his arrival, most likely due to those links with Rangers - but the Norwegian also added that they were merely jokes, with Allan impressing in training so far.

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