Former St Mirren assistant manager Davie Farrell believes that the massive self-confidence that Lewis Morgan has in himself will help him to make it to the Celtic first-team.
The 21-year-old recently signed for the Hoops for a fee of £300,000, but will spend the rest of the season on-loan at Championship leaders St Mirren.
Morgan will face a big test of his abilities when his current team faces Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup on Saturday, but Farrell thinks that even if he doesn’t have a massive impact on the game it won’t affect him as a player.
“I remember that Lewis went to play against England under-21s a few months ago and he was the best player on the pitch in the second half despite being on the losing side. Not just with Scotland. He was actually the best on the pitch – better than a lot of the England players,” Farrell said, as quoted by The Scotsman.
“So he will have a confidence in himself at the moment and if he goes up there and doesn’t have a great game against Aberdeen, I don’t think that will be able to knock him too much in terms of his future with Celtic.”
Morgan could face a baptism of fire in his first few weeks with the Hoops, as well be involved in the four qualifying rounds that the Bhoys will have to negotiate if they want to qualify for the massively lucrative group stages of the Champions League.
However, if his self-confidence is as great as Farrell claims it is then Morgan will relish the opportunity to play in the games.
Whilst Morgan gets set to face Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup, his future team-mates will begin their defence of the trophy they won so dramatically last season with a home tie against Brechin City.
In other Celtic news, the Hoops are missing Tom Rogic