Scott Allan remains confident joining Celtic was right decision for his career

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The midfielder started just two games in the Scottish Premiership this past term.

Stranraer's Max Currie in action with Celtic's Scott Allan

Scott Allan has insisted that he is still confident that he made the right move by joining Celtic last summer despite struggling to make an impact during his first season at Parkhead, the Evening Times reports.

The 24-year-old made 13 Scottish Premiership appearances this past campaign, but started on just two occasions under Ronny Deila as the congestion in the Hoops' midfield meant that he was unable to build any kind of momentum when a chance came his way.

Celtic's Scott Allan on the pitch before the match

Nevertheless, he has claimed that what he has learned during his first year with the Bhoys has confirmed that he was right to move, even if he could have received regular football elsewhere.

"People will look at this season as another one out of my career when I could have been playing every week, but I felt it was the right thing to do at the time," he told the Evening Times.

"I have developed other things in my game that I wouldn't have done had I stayed in the Championship with Hibs and hopefully that will stand me in good stead for next season.

"I have a far better work ethic than I had at Hibs. When you are doing well every week, you get into a comfort zone and can go through the motions in training, so when you are not playing it keeps you hungry and you work even harder."

Celtic's Scott Allan (R) in action with St Johnstone's Chris Millar

With Deila being replaced by Brendan Rodgers, the former Hibs star will be hoping to impress the Northern Irishman to the point that he finds himself further up the pecking order when the new campaign begins.

At this stage of his career, he will know that while his first season could be put down as a learning experience, another campaign with a similar number of opportunities would start to severely dampen his chances of ever making the grade with the champions.

Celtic's Scott Allan in action

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