Rodgers claims Celtic ace Scott Allan will definitely stay despite just three starts under Deila

Celtic - Brendan Rodgers Press Conference

Brendan Rodgers appears to be a fan of Celtic midfielder Scott Allan.

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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has told The Sunday Post that midfielder Scott Allan will 'definitely' stay with the club despite barely featuring last season.

The Bhoys boss may have snapped up striker Moussa Dembele from Fulham earlier this week, but he is currently assessing the squad already at his disposal, with Celtic currently away training in Slovenia.

Celtic's Scott Allan in action

One player looking to make an impact on Rodgers is midfielder Scott Allan, who signed for Celtic from Hibernian last summer after a protracted transfer saga with Old Firm rivals Rangers.

Allan, 24, was a highly-regarded midfielder during his time at Hibs, but he struggled to break into the Celtic side on a consistent basis last season, making just three starts under former manager Ronny Deila.

Celtic's Scott Allan on the pitch before the match

The Scottish midfielder will now be hoping to assert himself under Rodgers, but talk of a transfer away from Glasgow continues to surround Allan.

The Sunday Post note that Wigan Athletic - managed by former Celtic defender Gary Caldwell - are keen to take Allan to England on a season-long loan deal, but Rodgers has totally played down the possibility of the midfielder leaving Celtic Park this summer.

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers during the press conference

Rodgers has stated that Allan will 'definitely stay' at Celtic this summer, and he's been impressed with what he's seen from the former Dundee United youngster so far in pre-season training,

Rodgers added that he hopes the player has a good season this time around, and highlighted his mobility and his willingness to press defences as key attributes.

"Scott will definitely stay," said Rodgers. "I really like what I’ve seen with him. It’s trying to give him good tactical understanding of the game. He is mobile, he can run and he can press. Hopefully this can be a good season for him," he added.

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