Scott Allan hoping for fresh Celtic start under Brendan Rodgers

Celtic's Scott Allan in action

The midfielder endured a highly disappointing first campaign at Celtic.

Celtic's Scott Allan in actionCeltic's Scott Allan in action

Celtic midfielder Scott Allan has admitted to the club’s official website that he is eyeing a fresh start under new manager Brendan Rodgers.

Allan endured a frustrating first season at Celtic last year, making just 13 starts in the Scottish Premiership and failing to gain any momentum under Ronny Deila.

Much of that was down to him struggling to break into a midfield that is already packed with talent.

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

However, with Deila now having departed, that established midfield will have to prove itself to the new manager at the club, Brendan Rodgers.

And Allan has admitted that he is looking to make a fresh start under the former Liverpool manager and become a first team regular moving forward. 

“The fans have seen me nowhere near my best,” he told celticfc.net.

“It’s a fresh start and you want to make an impact on the new manager. There will be a few players including myself who will want to catch the new gaffer’s eye.”

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

Given his first year at the club, Allan will certainly have some way to go to establishing himself as a first team regular next year.

Pre-season will be the perfect chance to show his worth though, with Rodgers very unlikely to have made any decisions about the squad just yet.

Indeed, Allan’s chances will likely rest on the work that the new manager does in the transfer window and the 24-year-old will be keen to ensure he isn’t on the exit list.

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers poses with the Celtic shirt after the press conferenceNew Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers poses with the Celtic shirt after the press conference

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