SCOTT ALLAN, on loan from Celtic, has admitted he would love to extend his stay at Hibs beyond this season.

And he urged fellow-midfielders John McGinn, in demand following a superb campaign, and Dylan McGeouch, who is out of contract in the summer, to stay and take Neil Lennon’s team to the next level.

Allan said: “I’m keen to stay. If everything else goes well it will basically come down to how the Hibs and Celtic hierarchies deal with it, it’s not up to me.

“But I love it here. The club’s style really suits my game.

“They let creative players create and play without too much restriction on your game. You can see that in all of us now.

“We are all expressing ourselves and every man is playing to the best of their ability.

“If we hold on to a lot of the squad and add a few then I think we could do really well next year.

“There’s a lot of interest in John and Dylan and I know how that feels to have to decide whether to stay or go.

“But in the situation I was in, I’d only lasted a year and I was away, but they have obviously had a really successful time.

“Dylan has been here four seasons now, John has been here three seasons and they have won the Scottish Cup and done a lot for the club.

“I think any bids for John would need to be worthwhile for the club and Dylan has a big decision to make.”

Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers has hinted he will allow Allan, who still has a year of his Parkhead contract to run, to move on in the summer.

The Irishman, however, will recall Ryan Christie when his temporary deal with Aberdeen expires.

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