In Focus: Lewis Morgan has the tools required to be a success at Celtic

As reported by the Daily Record, Lewis Morgan’s current manager has backed him to be a success at Celtic as the player prepares to finalise his move to the Scottish champions.

What’s the story?

The St Mirren winger has been in superb form for the Buddies this season, helping their promotion push in the Scottish Championship and winning plaudits for his productive attacking displays.

He looks set to continue with that mission until the end of the season with his manager confirming that his imminent move to Celtic hinged on him being loaned back to the Paisley outfit.

St Mirren manager Jack Ross has also tipped him to be a success at the Hoops, believing he has the right skills and attitude to make it at Celtic Park.

As quoted by the Daily Record, Ross said:

Having worked with him day in, day out for the last 15 months, I think that he has absolutely everything that he needs. He is a tremendously talented young man who works very hard at his game, he is intelligent, very level-headed and also has a strong self-belief. There are no guarantees but I think he has every opportunity to go and be successful.

The paper say he is set to sign for Celtic for a fee of £300,000, becoming their second signing of the January transfer window after Marvin Compper made the switch from RB Leipzig.

What will he offer?

Primarily a left sided winger, Lewis Morgan will be expected to compete for first team places when he joins up with the Hoops squad permanently at the end of the season. It’s an area of the team that Celtic lack cover in right now and providing competition for Scott Sinclair will have plenty of benefits.

With 13 goals and 8 assists already this season so far in the Scottish Championship, Morgan has proven he can find consistency in performances and surrounded by better players while working under Brendan Rodgers, his game could be taken to a new level.

The Scotland U21 international is one of the finest prospects in the country and fans will be hoping he’s the latest homegrown talent to shine at Celtic Park.