Scottish Daily Mail

Stubbs orders Allan to show character


ROTHERHAM manager Alan Stubbs has criticised Scott Allan’s attitude and insists the on-loan Celtic midfielder needs to reflect on his recent performanc­es. Allan has made a total of eight appearance­s for the Millers since joining on a seasonlong deal at the start of last month but was not even included in the squad for Saturday’s defeat to Cardiff and Tuesday’s loss at Huddersfie­ld. Stubbs got the best out of Allan at Hibernian during the 2014/15 season, after the 24-year-old was named the Championsh­ip’s PFA Player of the Year and earned a switch to Parkhead. But with Rotherham rooted to the English Championsh­ip basement having won just one of their opening 10 matches, Stubbs is demanding more from the playmaker. Stubbs, who has also dropped Jake ForsterCas­key, said: ‘The one thing I expect is 100 per cent commitment. I want to see that players care. I want to see character. ‘If they give me that, then if they have a poor game I can accept that all day long. ‘Nobody can play brilliantl­y every week. I understand that. That’s life. ‘We just left him out of the squad to reflect on his performanc­es. He’s someone we feel has a lot more to offer than he is showing right now.’

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