Celtic midfielder Lewis Morgan has revealed that he is confident about his chances of breaking into Brendan Rodgers’ first-team at Celtic Park next season. According to recent reports, the Scottish youngster remains optimistic about cutting the mustard at Parkhead and be a regular feature under Rodgers in the upcoming campaign.
Morgan joined the Hoops from St. Mirren for a fee in the region of £300,000 in January and was immediately loaned back to his former club for the remainder of the season. The Scottish winger had put in a number of match-winning performances for St. Mirren during the course of the last campaign which saw him get rewarded with the honour of being named Ladbrokes Championship player of the year.
He played a major part in the Paisley-based club’s title triumph and has now returned to Celtic looking to make an impact next term. Morgan had featured in 42 matches for St. Mirren last season, scoring 18 goals while grabbing 13 assists across multiple competitions. At the mere age of 21, the Hoops wide man has the talent to make his mark and flourish under Rodgers over the next few years.
The Bhoys were able to conjure up another domestic treble earlier this month and will now set their sights on putting up a much better effort in the UEFA Champions League next season. Rodgers should look to hand Morgan some first-team opportunities during the summer pre-season to properly assess him ahead of the new campaign.
The addition of Morgan will undoubtedly bolster Rodgers’ attacking options at Celtic Park. The Bhoys have an array of attacking talents such as Tom Rogic, Scott Sinclair, James Forrest and Moussa Dembélé competing for a starting berth in their senior side. Morgan will definitely improve their team significantly going into the new season and add more competition for places within the Hoops squad.
Morgan is quite versatile and can play in a number of different positions across the pitch. The Scottish wonderkid primarily operates on the left flank but can also be deployed as an attacking midfielder which makes him an ideal asset for the Glaswegian giants. At 21, he still has a lot of years to develop and take his game to the next level. Only time will tell what lies ahead in the future of Morgan and whether he can be a break out star under Rodgers in the coming years.