Celtic midfielder Lewis Morgan doesn’t want to join up with former manager Jack Ross at Hibs. The ex-St Mirren man is looking to fight for his place at Paradise instead, despite a lack of game time.
His old boss Ross is taking the reins of Hibs and even got a congratulatory message from Morgan. However, the Scotland international is quick to put down any notion of a possible reunion.
Lewis Morgan on new Hibs manager Jack Ross
To his own admission, Morgan hasn’t had the best time of it since his move to Celtic.
The 23-year-old was sent out on loan to work under Ross again at Sunderland last season. It didn’t work out for the pair as both are back in Scotland trying to win over opinion.
Nevertheless, Morgan is happy to see Ross back in the dugout for the Hibees, but isn’t looking to join him.
He told the Daily Record: “I know people have mentioned it but he hasn’t. I just texted him to wish him well.
“He replied but that was it. I am just concentrating on working hard at Celtic .
“I know I haven’t played as much so I was delighted to get called up by the gaffer for the Scotland squad and it’s about trying to impress in training.
“I just want to keep trying to improve at club and Scotland level.”
Hoops man in with a chance against Livingston and Rennes?
Morgan knows he will get his time again as he did in the early part of this season.
With an injury to Mohamed Elyounoussi, the floodgates are open to the many competitors on the wing. The Hoops host Livingston at the weekend before French Cup winners Rennes come to town.
Lennon said he could use his squad but will that mean a recall to the starting XI for Morgan? The extent of Elyounoussi’s knock is unknown, but if he is out for a considerable amount of time then it’s the perfect opportunity for Morgan.
He could even earn himself a place for the crunch League Cup final in December against Rangers.
However, Morgan will know himself that he isn’t the only person chasing the one spot vacated by Elyounoussi.