Former Hibs’ striker Lewis Allan has signed a unique two-year deal with Berwick Rangers that will also see the club support the player in helping him attain an MBA.
During his stay at the club, Allan who has also spent time with Raith Rovers and on loan with Dunfermline Athletic, Forfar Athletic, Livingston and Edinburgh City during his career will combine playing at Shielfield Park while studying with club partners Longford International College.
Having burst onto the scene at 17 with Hibs’ East of Scotland youth side, his impressive performances not only earned him a rapid promotion to Hibs’ SPFL Under 20s, but were also good enough to see him awarded the East of Scotland Player of the Year award in spite of only featuring for half the season resultant of his call-up.
Allan followed that campaign up by immediately netting for Hibs first-team at Shielfield Park in pre-season action.
Between then and 2019, he spent much of his career picking up loan experience with numerous SPFL sides before permanently leaving the Hibs following 13 years with the club to join Raith Rovers at the start of 2019/2020.
The 23 year-old now joins the Wee ‘Gers, adding much-needed competition to the team’s frontline; and is an exciting arrival having netted 6 goals in 22 during The Rovers’ title-winning campaign last year.
The stability of a two-year deal along with the club’s support in personal, educational and professional capacities will help to provide the player with a platform that can unlock and fulfil his potential – factors that he hasn’t perhaps been able to enjoy simultaneously during his career so far.
Allan told the club website: “I’m delighted to get the opportunity to sign for Berwick, get back on the pitch and hopefully start finding the net again. Being based in the Borders, I know all about the club’s history, and signing here offers me a great chance to continue my development.
“I know a lot of the players at the club already, the directors have worked hard for me and you can see the club is going in the right direction again. I’m looking forward to the new season and hopefully we can hit the ground running.”