So they are only playing him to help move him on. They need points in relegation battle but they stick in a player they want rid of.
The rumours about Mallan coming to us have strangely increased since he has been getting his game but the fact he is playing for them - and playing well by all accounts - makes it unlikely in my eyes. You've probably been down getting the name on the back of the shirt though if you believe the "windae theory".
Or maybe Mallan wants to come back and we have got in first.