Lewis Morgan’s St Mirren team-mate Jamie Langfield has claimed that the new Celtic signing is good enough to get into the Hoops first-team as it stands right now on his ability alone.
Morgan is staying with the Championship leaders until the end of the season on-loan, before moving to Glasgow in the summer after he agreed terms to a January transfer earlier this week.
And the former Aberdeen goalkeeper thinks that the 21-year-old is already one of the best players in Scotland and could force the likes of James Forrest and Scott Sinclair out of the Bhoys first-team.
“I believe, with the way he is playing at this moment in time, he could play in the Celtic team” Langfield said, as quoted by BBC Sport.
“It is not arrogance from Lewis – he’s not that type of lad – but he’s got this enormous self-belief” he continued, before giving Morgan some huge praise.
“Right now he’s playing with a swagger, a confidence and I would take him right now against any full-back in Scotland.”
Morgan made his name at St Mirren last season, where he helped the club avoid relegation. This season he has taken his play a step further, scoring 13 goals as Jack Ross’ side have moved clear at the top of the Championship table.
The winger didn’t let the speculation surrounding his future affect his game, as goals have continued to come including a double against Dundee United in the top of the table clash.
Morgan’s future team-mates are currently in Dubai as they continue their winter break, a luxury not afforded to Morgan and his St Mirren team-mates.
The Hoops return to action and begin their defence of the Scottish Cup against Brechin at Celtic Park on the 20th of January.