Lewis Morgan’s former St Mirren team-mate John Sutton expects the 21-year-old to thrive at Celtic in the years to come.
Morgan joined up with his new Hoops team-mates at pre-season training last week and Sutton feels that the way the Hoops’ style of football will play into the hands of the Scotland international, who was the key man in getting St Mirren promoted last season.
“The situation is really good for him, so hopefully he gets a couple of breaks, and the sky really is the limit for him” Sutton said, as quoted by the Herald.
“The formation will suit him with the fact that he is very good with both feet, he has pace and he can finish and score goals.
“There’s no doubt that he’s got ability, so it’s just a case of him getting his head down, and when the opportunity comes he has to be in the position to take it.”
Despite Sutton’s glowing praise, Morgan will have a tough time breaking into a Hoops side containing the likes of Callum McGregor, James Forrest and Scott Sinclair.
Football Insider verdict
Of all John Sutton’s comments about Lewis Morgan, perhaps the most interesting is the one about the player biding his time to get into the Hoops team. The Bhoys have a very settled attacking line-up, and it won’t be easy for the 21-year-old to displace the likes of James Forrest or Callum McGregor in the Hoops squad. Which is why it is so important that he makes a good impression in pre-season training. There is little doubt that Morgan will be involved in the Bhoys’ friendlies ahead of their Champions League qualifiers. If Morgan manages to impress in the pre-season encounters then he could well feature for the Bhoys in the qualifiers. The Hoops will need every player they have in the squad to navigate the four rounds to the Champions League group stages, and Morgan has a good chance of making some appearances at the start of the season if he manages to turn heads in pre-season. It is up to the player himself how far he goes at Parkhead, and a good start is vitally important to that.
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