By Richard Parks
Lewis Morgan has revealed he will report for duty at Celtic as soon as St Mirren complete the final match of their season on 28 April.
The attacking midfielder is so keen to make an impact at Parkhead that he will finish his loan at the Saints before immediately heading to his parent club.
Morgan signed for Celtic in January and was immediately loaned back to the Paisley side, who are 11 points clear at the Scottish Championship summit.
The 21-year-old has said he will report to Celtic for the first time as soon as St Mirren play their last league game on 28 April.
He told the Scotsman: “I speak regularly to the people there and some of the sports scientists were away with the Scotland national team so I saw them.
“All going well the season finishes earlier for us at St Mirren so I can get in training before the end of the season and be assessed before I go away.
“Of course it’s a step up so I know I’m going to have to work hard over the summer to make sure I’m at the levels I want to be when I go in.”
Football Insider verdict:
To his credit, Morgan is giving himself every opportunity to make an impression at Celtic. However, he should be wary of over-exerting himself at the end of an intense campaign and getting an injury, which could set him back a long way. Morgan has had an excellent season for St Mirren, scoring 14 goals and 12 assists from 34 matches in all competitions. But he knows it will be a major step up at Parkhead, where the competition for places is on totally different level to any other club in Scotland. It’s a long career and he does not want to burn out by spurning a decent summer break and giving his body the chance to rest.