By Richard Parks
Lewis Morgan will report for duty at Celtic as soon as St Mirren complete the final match of their season tomorrow (Saturday).
The attacking midfielder is keen to make an impact at Parkhead and has revealed that he will immediately head to his parent club when he has finished his loan at the Saints.
Morgan signed for Celtic in January and was immediately loaned back to the Paisley side, who have won the Scottish Championship and promotion to the top flight.
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 against Falkirk tomorrow.
He told the Evening Times: “I am going in to get assessed in various things but I don’t know what the deal is in terms of training or anything like that. I haven’t heard anything and Celtic are at the real busy part of the season so I just have to wait and see.
“The plan is to go in and let them have a look at me before I go away for summer and I am sure that they will have a programme in mind for me when we are off.”
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 18 goals and supplying 13 assists from 41 matches in all competitions. He is a deserved contender for the PFA young player of the year award. 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, so he must give his body a good rest this summer. Celtic are likely to insist upon it.
In other Celtic news, a Sky Sports pundit has revealed that a Hoops ace is heading for the exit door.