Celtic manager Ronny Deila has told The Daily Record that he has been impressed with the attitude of midfielder Scott Allan.
The 24-year-old, who was born in Glasgow, thrived with Hibernian last season having joined on a free transfer from West Bromwich Albion, and his performances led to huge interest in his signature.
As reported by STV, Rangers had three bids rejected for Allan, before their Old Firm rivals Celtic swooped in and snatched him from under their nose.
The saga attracted plenty of headlines in Scotland, but Allan has so far been a bit-part figure in the Celtic team, largely down to the number of options manager Deila has at his disposal.
Scott Brown, Nir Bitton and Stefan Johansen have all been regulars in midfield, meaning Allan has had to make do with a place on the bench or even out of the squad due to injury.
Yet, over the last week or so, Allan's role has increased. The midfielder has been brought on as a substitute for games against Kilmarnock, Ajax and Inverness, prompting huge praise from manager Deila.
Speaking to the Daily Record, Deila says that Allan is an example to other players, having shown great attitude and patience in his bid to finally break in to the Celtic team.
"What I am so happy about is when you have a good attitude in training, you work hard, you are loyal, very humble and want to learn, like Callum McGregor and Scott Allan," said Deila.
"Scott was a big player at Hibs, he knew it was a big step to come to Celtic, he knew he had to be patient and work hard and he has never said 'I need to play' to me, he keeps on working and he gets his chance in the end," he added.