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6th Jun, 2018 | 10:00am

Report: Rodgers could green light Celtic exit of player signed in January

Former St Mirren boss Jack Ross is aiming to reunite with recent Celtic arrival Lewis Morgan at Sunderland, according to a report.

The Scottish Sun is claiming that the recently appointed Black Cats manager has made an ‘official move’ to take the 21-year-old on-loan for a season.

The report goes on to claim that Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers will inform Jack Ross by the ‘middle of July’ if he will allow the player to leave the Bhoys on loan.

Morgan was a key man for St Mirren last season, as Ross lead them to the Championship title before departing to take over at the Stadium of Light in the close season.

Football Insider verdict

It is no surprise that Jack Ross wants to be reunited with a player that was vital in helping St Mirren make their return to the Scottish Premiership. His record of 18 goals and 13 assists from the wing is really quite remarkable. Perhaps the most interesting part of the story is that Brendan Rodgers wants to wait a while before sanctioning the move. That perhaps says that he wants to get a look at Morgan in training, and see him in comparison to the other Hoops attackers before deciding if Morgan should be allowed to make the loan move. There’s no doubt that Ross would make Morgan a key part of his Sunderland team, and would give him plenty of playing time, which he might not get with the Hoops in the upcoming season. But ultimately the decision will rest with the Hoops boss, who will be watching Morgan very closely when the Hoops start pre-season training.

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