Scottish winger Lewis Morgan had spent the last season on loan with League One outfit Sunderland where he had a decent loan spell. The 23-year-old must have thought about establishing himself in Celtic colours this season, but it has been the same old story for the winger.
Morgan got regular chances early on in the season in the Champions League and the Europa League qualifiers. He did well in a few games but was just about average overall in his attacking displays. The winger has made 13 appearances in all competitions this season, and he once again didn’t give a positive enough vibe that he could be a long term option on the flanks for the Bhoys. Morgan started in just one game in the Premiership so far, which came in August.
St. Mirren’s boss indicates he wants Morgan
Along with Scott Sinclair, the two times Scottish international has found it hard to get into the matchday squads. His former team St. Mirren is seemingly keen to get him on loan in January.
Speaking to STV St Mirren boss, Jim Goodwin said, ”The January window is approaching, we’ve been looking at our own squad and looking at different options that are out there. Of course, Lewis would be a player we’d love to get, he’s obviously been here before and been very successful. He’s a quality footballer, but at this minute in time, he’s not available.”
The manager indicates that the left winger is currently not available. It could be that Goodwin had approached the Bhoys earlier, but Lennon and Co snubbed his advances for the winger. However, we think that Morgan should be allowed to leave on loan in January as he doesn’t seem close to getting into the matchday squad at Parkhead.
Why should Lennon allow Morgan to leave on loan?
Michael Johnston had been injured in the last month or so and even then, Morgan had found it hard to make it to the squad. Scott Sinclair is already being ignored by Lennon so with two left-wingers not being picked; Morgan is no closer to playing.
It shows Lennon doesn’t rate him much and there would be no point in him keeping in January. Even when Morgan has played, he has failed to impress, and it is becoming more and more apparent that the winger might just not be good enough to be a long term player at Celtic.
Mohamed Elyounoussi and Michael Johnston are going to be ahead in the pecking order. Even Ryan Christie has played on the left flank with Ntcham or Tom Rogic filling in the attacking midfield role. Hence, Lennon shouldn’t have any doubts in letting Morgan leave as he seems to have ample cover.