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24th Jun, 2018 | 1:55pm

'Tough going' - 21-year-old January arrival opens up on difficulties of life at Celtic

Celtic attacker Lewis Morgan has admitted that his first week of training with his new team-mates has been tough, but that doesn’t surprise him one bit.

The 21-year-old signing from St Mirren has recently arrived at the Scottish champions after spending the second-half of last season at his parent club St Mirren, and he knows that the leap from the Championship to the Scottish Premiership is a big one to take.

“It’s been great,” he said to Celtic TV, as quoted by the Herald. “Obviously I’m coming in and settling in to a new club, but, yeah, I’ve loved it. The first few days have been tough going, it’s good to get back into it.

“The intensity is obviously what’s given this club a lot of success and I’m no different to that.”

Football Insider verdict

Lewis Morgan certainly an excellent attitude, and that could take him far in the game. It is questionable how many games he will get at Celtic this season though, and it wouldn’t be that much of a shock that if he was unable to make the first-team breakthrough he asked to leave on loan. Sunderland have been mentioned in dispatches with wanting to take Morgan on loan, and whilst that move might seem like a backward step it would reunite him with his former St Mirren manager Jack Ross. Ideally though, Morgan will make the breakthrough and feature regularly for the Bhoys next season. He could well replace Scott Sinclair in the side if Sinclair’s form continues to nosedive like it did for the second-half of last season. If Morgan is able to transfer the confidence that he has when he speaks into how he plays on the pitch, then the Hoops could have a real find at the club.

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