Premiership star famous for Old Firm faux pas teams up with Rangers icon
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Premiership star famous for Old Firm faux pas teams up with Rangers icon

Leading Scottish Premiership midfielder Scott Allan has joined forces with Rangers icon Neil McCann as the Hibs star steps up his recovery from a heart condition.

Allan, 29, missed the beginning of this season after scans detected a heart condition and he will aid McCann’s promotion push with Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the Championship.

The midfielder will join Caley until the end of the season in a move which certainly appears to suit all parties.

Allan has been particularly unlucky in his career to date and the undoubtedly talented midfielder hasn’t always had the rub of the green in a career which has had numerous unique obstacles.

Starting his career at Dundee United, Allan would earn a move to Premier League West Brom in 2012 but things would not go to plan down south a number of loan moves materialised.

Allan would then return up north to Hibs where he impressed with the then Scottish Championship side, so much so Rangers would express an interest in the player in 2015.

However, Hibs would not entertain selling the midfielder to Rangers when at the point the club was a second-tier rival and instead Celtic swooped in for the player.

Scott Allan performed the ultimate Old Firm faux pas when he signed for the other side. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Despite being a boyhood bluenose, Allan signed for the Parkhead club but once again Celtic didn’t live up to their promises regarding the player and he spent his time in Glasgow in the background.

There was a sentiment then that the move was about stopping Rangers securing one of Scotland’s youngest talents and since then Allan has once again struggled for consistency in a career which promised so much.

Loan spells at Rotherham United, Dundee, and Hibs would follow before he moved to Easter Road permanently last season.

Hibs midfielder Allan will team up with Rangers icon Neil McCann in Inverness. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Allan will be hoping to get his career back on track at the Tulloch Stadium and Neil McCann will be hoping he is the secret to snaring promotion back to the Scottish Premiership.

Things could’ve been very different had Allan signed for Rangers but that wasn’t the only time the midfielder was linked with a return to Ibrox.