Celtic youngster Lewis Morgan eyeing first-team role


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Celtic youngster Lewis Morgan is hoping to follow in the footsteps of Callum McGregor and James Forrest by forcing his way into the first-team picture.

The 21-year-old is a graduate of Rangers’ academy but he left the Ibrox outfit to link up with St Mirren in 2013.

Morgan was handed his debut by the Buddies in 2014 and his exploits with the Paisley outfit caught the eye of Scottish giants Celtic.

The Bhoys signed Morgan in January before agreeing to loan him back to St Mirren for the remainder of the 2017-18 campaign.

He continued to impress at St Mirren Park and scooped the Championship Player’s Player and Player of the Year awards after helping the club to win the title.

The winger will return to Celtic when they link up for pre-season training and Morgan is keen to make his mark in Glasgow.

After watching the likes of McGregor and Forrest take their chances over the last few years, Morgan is hoping to follow suit.

“Since I signed a deal in January I’ve been champing at the bit to get going”, Morgan was quoted as saying by STV.

“We have a few weeks off then we’ll be ready to go for pre-season.

I’m really looking forward to it. “I’ve got to look up to guys likes Callum McGregor and James Forrest who’ve broken through here and become part of the first team.

“The manager has got an ethos of bringing through young players and making sure they’re mainstays of his team.

“You can see how successful they have been and how many homegrown lads were part of that – that was definitely a selling point for me. “Hopefully I can be the next one.”

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