Hibs have today revealed that maverik midfielder Scott Allan has joined Inverness Caledonian thistle on loan.
The 29-year-old will spend the rest of the season with the Highland club, following his return from a career threatning heart condition.
The Hibees had hoped to arrange behind closed door games to get Allan back to match fitness, but due to covid restrictions have struggled to get game time into their returning talisman.
Hibs have managed to get Allan on the pitch only a couple of times as a sub, clearly not what the player needs.
Manager Jack Ross has now let the player leave on a short-term loan, to get game time into him, in preperation for next season.
Allan will drop down a division and hopefully get the games he needs for him to return to Easter Road in the summer ready to go.
Speaking to the official website, Ross said:
"We would have preferred to have kept Scott in the group but he expressed a strong desire to go out on loan. Currently, and understandably given the challenges he has faced during the past year he doesn’t feel fit enough to make the impact that his abilities should in the top part of the Premiership.
"Therefore Scott feels that strengthening his fitness and continuing his recovery in the Championship is a sensible option. We feel that it was appropriate to continue to support Scott in his recovery by sanctioning the loan move."
Allan made his debut today, coming on for 35 minutes as ICT beat Arbroath to mve into contention for the play-off places.
Some of the Hibs support are not happy with this move, but it makes perfect sense.
Allan needs game time, and with the Hibees chasing a European spot, his chances would have been slim, unless qualification could have been secured early.
The Hibees are not far away, 7 points clear of Aberdeen with 5 games left, but it's 5 very difficult games, and their is chance Allan might not have managed to get on the pitch.
Inverness can hand him atleast 4 games, more if they make the promotion play-offs.
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