'Big impact' - MLS club director raves about Celtic January signing
The coach who discovered future Celtic player Lewis Morgan believes that the 21-year-old will be a huge success for Brendan Rodgers’ side.
David Longwell, the former St Mirren youth coach who now works as a director for New York Red Bull’s youth academy, was the first to spot Morgan’s potential and he thinks that the player can stand out from the rest in Scotland.
“I can see him making a big impact,” the MLS club director told PA Sport, as quoted by The Scotsman. “They’re always on the front foot, looking to press, so Lewis is ideal for that style.”
Longwell has identified a player at Celtic that January signing Morgan should be looking to follow in the footsteps of if he is to make it at the Scottish champions, and not become a Scott Allan or Nadir Ciftci.
“People may question Lewis’ decision to make that move because other players have gone to Parkhead and not progressed.
“But I look at Stuart Armstrong who signed from a Scottish club and has been a massive success for Celtic. That’s who Lewis should look to emulate.”
Armstrong signed for the Hoops in January 2015 from Dundee United and has since gone on to win a domestic treble and caps for Scotland.
Morgan is staying with St Mirren until the end of the season as he tries to gain promotion to the Premier League with the Paisley side, which was agreed as part of the transfer to Celtic, which is set to earn the Paisley club £300,000.
Celtic are next in action on January the 20th, as they return from their winter break in Dubai to face Brechin in the start of their Scottish Cup defence.
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