The 21-year-old Englishman joined League One outfit Accrington on a season-long loan in August with a view to getting first team experience under his belt.
Two months into his loan spell, Allan, who is predominantly a winger, has already played in an array of positions, including right wing-back and left wing-back.
Reflecting on his experience at the Crown Ground so far, the Newcastle loanee has admitted that he has found it difficult, but the process, which includes him developing tactically, has been made easier by those at the club.
Allan went on to lift the lid on how Accrington boss Coleman wants him to learn when best to use his pace, which he has been told that players do not want to face in League One.
“I’ve played right-wing, right wing-back, left wing-back, all sorts of positions since I’ve been here”, Allan told The Athletic.
“The gaffer has told me that people in this league don’t really want to face pace, so he wants me to learn when and how best to use that.
“I’m developing tactically and my in-game intelligence; when to go long, when to try something and what my job should be.
“It’s been very different but it’s been made easier because everyone at Accrington is spot on.
“It’s a small club, with modest facilities, the training ground and the stadium are so different to what we have at Newcastle, particularly when I was involved with the first team, but it’s a great environment.”
Allan made his senior debut for Newcastle last season and will be hoping to follow it up with a successful loan spell at Accrington in League One.