Celtic midfielder Scott Allan hopes an exiting brand of football will have fans flooding back



Celtic midfielder Scott Allan admits he is hoping an exciting brand of football under Brendan Rodgers will get the fans flooding back to Parkhead.

Attendances have plummeted at Celtic in recent years, with many fans drifting away during Ronny Deila’s indifferent two-year spell at the helm.

But with former Liverpool boss Rodgers appointed as the Norwegian’s successor and Old Firm rivals Rangers returning to the top-flight, former Hibs playmaker Allan is hoping they can entice the supporters back.

(Pic: Sky Sports)
(Pic: Sky Sports)

He said: “We want to play exciting football and we want to get the fans back, and it’s going to be a big year for us.

“With the teams in the league this year it’s going to make it a lot more competitive, Aberdeen had a good go last year but fell short.

“They’ll have a lot to prove and I think, considering last year, we’ve got a lot to prove.”

Speaking ahead of diabetes awareness week, the 24-year-old, who has the life-long condition, explained the lengths he goes to before a game to make sure his body can handle the rigours of a match.

Speaking to Sky Sports, he added: “I got diagnosed with diabetes at the age of three. For me, before a game I would normally take between six and eight blood tests so I know what it is before I go on the park.

“I would do the same at half-time. I would check it, if it was good I’d leave it. If not, I would take some sugar and carbohydrates and that would see me through to the end of the game.”