One of the more unexpected aspects of Neil Lennon’s management this season has been the emergence of Lewis Morgan as a first-team regular.

Last season, he rarely featured for Brendan Rodgers. He made only 13 appearances for the Hoops before joining Sunderland on loan for the second-half of the season.

However, this season he has featured in most games for the Hoops, either as a starter or off the bench. He has 10 appearances already this season, which is probably more than most fans would have expected.


Player featured in most important games of season

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Neil Lennon seems to have a lot of faith in the winger’s abilities. The best example of this is that Morgan featured in all six of Celtic’s Champions League qualifiers this season.

Those are the most important games of the season for the Hoops. The fact that Morgan was trusted to feature in those fixtures must have filled the player full of confidence.

Morgan was an unused substitute in the recent 1-1 draw with Rennes. Therefore, it would not be a surprise to see the player return to the starting line-up in the Hoops’ next league game against Kilmarnock.

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Neil Lennon may well be tempted to give some of his first-team regulars a rest against Kilmarnock, after the game against Rennes.

However, he will still want to pick a strong side. As Morgan has featured for the Hoops regularly this season, he could well be a candidate to start the game for the Hoops.

More likely to feature than former first-team regular

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He is more likely to feature for the Hoops than Scott Sinclair. Sinclair hasn’t even featured in the Celtic squad in recent weeks.

Practically everything that Neil Lennon has done so far this season – except for the 4-3 loss to Cluj – has been a success for Celtic.

That is why fans must trust Lennon’s judgement if Lewis Morgan gets the nod to start. Perhaps he will be the man of the match in a convincing Celtic win.

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