As if the Rangers fans here in the Transfer Tavern weren’t in a bad enough mood already, the punters propping up our bar are annoyed to read comments from a Celtic midfielder, who recently helped beat them.
Indeed, speaking to the Glasgow Evening Times, Scott Allan has revealed he was ‘delighted’ to help silence his critics with a good performance in the Dee’s 2-1 win at home to the Light Blues on Friday night, one that sent the Light Blues’ fanbase into a meltdown.
Allan, who was strongly linked with a move to Ibrox during his time with Hibernian, has struggled to convince since leaving Easter Road for Celtic Park in 2015 and was booed by the away fans following his introduction late into Friday’s game. However, just two minutes later, his defence-splitting pass helped the home side to a late winner, much to the delight of the Hoops in our bar.
“I still get pelters there as well so it was nothing I wasn’t expecting”, he said.
“I’m delighted that within two minutes later I managed my own reaction.
“The hassle is part of football and you learn to live with it. It’s fine.
“Should it be part of football? It is in this country, so it is what it is.
“I don’t know if it motivates me, but it gives you a more enjoyable reaction when you win after it.
“For me I’m just happy to be back fit helping the boys to a win.”
Allan is known to be a Rangers fan and was reportedly keen on a move to his boyhood heroes when at Hibs and Mark Warburton was in charge. However, the fact the Hibees simply refused to sell to what was then a promotion rival led the 25-year-old to Celtic, so it’s easy to see why the midfielder provokes such a strong amongst supporters.