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Scott Allan hoping for Celtic first-team chance under Brendan Rodgers

Celtic's Scott Allan in action

Scott Allan made just 17 appearances for Celtic last season.

Celtic's Scott Allan in action

Scott Allan has told Celtic’s official site that he is hoping to break into the first-team now Brendan Rodgers is in charge at Parkhead.

Allan was brought to Celtic by Ronny Deila, but the Norwegian boss seemed to have his reservations over playing the attacking midfielder.

Allan showed flashes of quality last season, when offered a chance, but he was usually left on the substitutes’ bench.

The 24-year-old made just 17 appearances in all competitions for Celtic, and he was rarely given an opportunity to start a game.

However, Allan is optimistic that his game-time will increase now that Celtic have a new manager in charge.

He said: “I’m really looking forward to getting back in and showing the manager what I can do and if I do well, then hopefully I can get a good run at it this year. I have said in a previous interview, that the fans never got to see the real me last season.

Celtic's Scott Allan on the pitch before the match

“I was in one week and out a couple of weeks later so you can’t get your rhythm going so hopefully that works out well for me.”

Rodgers’ appointment has offered hope to a number of Celtic’s fringe players from last season.

The Northern Irish boss’s arrival has created great excitement around Parkhead, and he is expected to take the Bhoys on to the next level.

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

Rodgers has already began to make plans at Celtic, with the former Liverpool starting to clear out some of the players he has deemed surplus to requirements.

Both Anthony Stokes and Colin Kazim-Richards have left Celtic recently and more departures are expected before the transfer window closes.

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

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