Celtic loanee Lewis Morgan today made his 16th appearance for Sunderland, and it appears he’s impressing.
He didn’t bag a goal or assist this afternoon against Peterborough, but he did get a further 70 minutes before being hooked. The match ended 1-1, with Peterborough netting in added time after Max Power gave the Black Cats the lead with minutes remaining.
But today was just another positive outing for Morgan. He’s managed three assists and just two goals since his move in January, but fans of the League One side remain impressed with him. Starting their last four matches, it’s clear Morgan is starting to make an impression.
Here’s a look at what some of the Sunderland support have been saying about the Celtic man on social media this past week:
Lewis Morgan has been excellent so far today like
— Cal (@CalD_97) April 22, 2019
Strong first half from the lads just missing a goal. Whatever happens over the next few weeks I’m hoping we can do something to keep Lewis Morgan. He’s developing really nicely and come into his own over the back end of the season #SAFC
— John (@Laking86) April 22, 2019
Not take Morgan, our best player on the day off
— Speak Sunderland (@SpeakSAFC) April 22, 2019
Any Sunderland fans want us to sign Lewis Morgan on permanent? I say go for it, i feel like he is settling in now and the last few performances show that. Looks like another very important player for us in the final 4 games
— Tyler (@safc_tyler) April 20, 2019
— Jack Waldron (@waldron1994) April 19, 2019
Lewis Morgan was immense today. If we can get him again next season we're sorted for our creative spark
— james (@JamesAtkinson__) April 19, 2019
Lewis Morgan MOM for me. Outstanding. What a player.
— Tommy Scurfield (@TCS_21) April 19, 2019
Much better from Sunderland in the last the ten minutes.
An open game now.
Much tougher for Wyke in the air against Bennett but he's starting to make his presence felt, and Morgan has the beating of Lafferty every time.
— Phil Smith (@Phil__Smith) April 22, 2019
— Doug Roper (@iamdougroper) April 22, 2019
If Sunderland get promoted, should we let him return?
Morgan’s chances at Celtic next season could depend on a big pre-season. A new manager has yet to even be confirmed yet, so if a totally fresh appointment is brought in, Morgan has a clean slate here.
But it seems as though he’s starting to grow into his role in the North East of England. A slow start had Morgan starting just two of his first six games in League One. He’s yet to actually complete a single 90 minutes this season, but the game-time he’s getting down south has improved.
Therefore, with the likes of Maryan Shved and Daniel Arzani here next season, would it be worth giving Morgan another shot to keep improving his game down there? Especially at as decent and competitive a level as the Championship.
Celtic still have Jonny Hayes and Scott Sinclair down the left. It’s difficult to see Morgan jumping ahead of either of them. Should Timothy Weah come back, he’s another that can operate down the left, as well as Oliver Burke. If Celtic strengthen further to any extent in the summer, where are the opportunities for Morgan?
Him continuing his development in the Championship would be ideal. But if Sunderland don’t get promoted, should we take him back? Let us know your thoughts on the Morgan situation in the comments below.