Scott Allan has been backed to make his match-winning assist against Rangers the first of many for Dundee by a former team-mate who described the Dark Blues star as the best footballer he has ever played with.
Montrose’s Martyn Fotheringham was blown away by the quality Allan displayed when he started out in senior football on loan from Dundee United at Forfar back in 2010.
Then a teenager, Allan only made a handful of appearances at Station Park but he left a lasting impression on those who witnessed them.
And Fotheringham believes that if Neil McCann follows the example of Alan Stubbs, the Dundee boss can expect the same end product that the 25-year-old produced in a golden spell at Hibs.
“Injury has held him back at the start of his time with Dundee,” said the veteran midfielder.
“Alan Stubbs took the reins off and just let him play his game. That’s how you get the best out of him.
“Go let him do what he does and don’t put too much emphasis on the other side of the game.
“Hopefully he’ll kick on now for Dundee
“I believe they have struggled to score goals but Scotty will be able to lay it on a plate for the strikers there.”