SCOTT ALLAN believes Hibs boss Neil Lennon has made him a better player.
The Celtic midfielder enjoyed his loan spell at Easter Road during the season, but has now returned to the champions where he has another year still to run on his contract.
Brendan Rodgers has given every indication the 26-year-old midfielder could return to Edinburgh – and Allan relishes the prospect.
The playmaker, who scored three goals in 12 starts, said: “I’ve loved every minute at Hibs and I think I’ve become a better player since I’ve been back the second time.
“I’ve added goals to my game and work-rate, all those types of things under the gaffer and it’s really been beneficial for me.
“The fans have taken to me again and that’s a big plus.
“Staying at Hibs would be my preferred option. It’s not just down to me, the clubs will need to come to an agreement.
“I’ll need to go back to Celtic for pre-season training and then take it from there.
“This is a place close to my heart. I’m really comfortable here. Hopefully, we can get something sorted in summer.”
Allan earned a move to Celtic from Hibs in summer 2015 after enjoying an outstanding season under ex-manager Alan Stubbs.