Neil Lennon has admitted that Scott Allan has proved him wrong.
At the end of the January transfer window the midfielder moved to Hibs in a three-way swap that also involved Simon Murray and Scott Bain.
Allan turned 26 in November but has already been involved in 11 transfers with Hibs the third club that he has joined on loan since signing for Celtic in 2015.
The midfielder’s talent has never been in question but for one reason or another it seems that it is at Easter Road that he is able to find his best form.
“I thought he may have been a little boy-band player, but his attitude in training has been fantastic,” Lennon told The Sun after the 2-0 win over Aberdeen. “It’s up to him now.
“He’s had a nomadic time and I am not saying he stays with us but he can certainly play at a higher level.
“It’s up to him if he wants it and at the minute he’s showing me he wants it.”
Allan is under contract with Celtic until June 2019 but has yet to play a competitive game under Brendan Rodgers.
Since his move to Hibs he has did his bit for the hoops title hopes by featuring in wins over Sevco and Aberdeen.
Yesterday’s win in front of 19,551 fans at Easter Road moved Hibs into contention for second place with just five points splitting Aberdeen, Sevco and Lennon’s side.
Despite Craig Levein’s claim that the natural order had been restored after winning a Scottish Cup tie against Hibs the gap between the two Edinburgh sides has been stetched to nine points.