Neil Lennon has revealed he is prepared to bring Celtic outcast Scott Allan back into the first-team fold before the season is out.

Allan hasn’t played a single first-team fixture for the Hoops this season, having been frozen out by Brendan Rodgers, and will join Hibernian in the summer after signing a pre-contract agreement in January.

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But Lennon claims he will give him the opportunity to play before the season’s end. Speaking before Celtic’s game against Dundee this weekend, as reported by The Scotsman, Lennon said:

I’d like to give him [Allan] some game time between now and the end of the season but because he’s been short of it I can’t risk him at the minute.

There could be a chance of him breaking down. He’s played a few development games but I would like to give him a little run if we can get over the line [in the title race] as quickly as possible but there are no guarantees with that.

If the opportunity comes along then I’d love to. He’s training well and having a go at it and it’s a difficult position he finds himself in. I would like to give him some game time and a few others as well