New Celtic signing Scott Allan has told the Glasgow Evening Times that a place in Scotland’s squad is not his main priority.
Allan has revealed that he’s focused only on playing well for the Bhoys, justifying their decision to make an investment in him when they did a deal to sign him from Hibs.
It will be interesting to see when manager Ronny Deila looks to get him into first team action and he’s determined to have an impact when that moment comes.
“That would be a bonus for me. First and foremost it’s about getting in the Celtic team for me. Hopefully I can perform week in week out and anything else is a bonus,” he told the Glasgow Evening Times.
Why Delia will be delighted with Allan’s comments
Given the profile and size of Celtic as a football club, it’s easy to see why some players could get carried away after joining the club.
They could make assumptions based on the club’s reputation that they are bound for better things from a personal perspective, but Allan hasn’t shown any sign of that mentality.
He seems accepting of the fact that Celtic have a very competitive and high quality squad of players.
It’s not going to be easy for him to get into the first team, which would ultimately lead to the possibility of representing Scotland.
He’s got to work hard to dislodge some very good players and Deila will be pleased to see that, that appears to be his main focus. Nothing more.