After a disappointing start to his Celtic career, Lewis Morgan should head out on loan in January.
The former St Mirren star signed for Celtic back in January 2018, before he was shifted back out to the Buddies for six months. It was then expected that he would come back to Celtic Park and fight for a first-team place this season.
Unfortunately, if we’re all being honest with ourselves, Morgan has disappointed in the rare outings he’s had. In total, Brendan Rodgers has given Morgan a total of 11 appearances for Celtic this season, but only one has been from the starting line-up.
When supporters have seen him in action, however, he’s flattered to deceive. He clearly has a low centre of gravity and likes to charge forward. The issue is that he’s just too easily shrugged off the ball.
It’s odd considering the players Morgan starred against for St Mirren in the Championship. Many would’ve looked to use their physicality and bundle the little winger off the ball. Yet still he looks to have a lack of muscle on him.
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With Scott Sinclair still Rodgers’ first-pick out left despite his poor form, chances will be limited for Morgan.
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The winger has in the past said that he has no plans to go out on loan, but the situation may demand it. If he’s wanting to look at some inspiration too, he should look at the other Scottish internationals playing alongside him.
Both Callum McGregor and Ryan Christie had to go out and prove themselves before making their mark at Celtic. Christie had to go to both Inverness and Aberdeen (the latter on two occasions) to make an impact.
McGregor, on the other hand, lit things up at Notts County before being given his big chance by Ronny Deila. Look at him now – a constant for both club and conutry.
Morgan is in no position to demand any more than what those two were given. He has to prove to Rodgers and the Celtic supporters that there’s more to his game than what we’re seeing at the moment.
He’s yet score a single goal or provide an assist in any of his 11 outings so far this season. Whilst there’s so much promise in Morgan’s game, he needs to go out and develop.
One day he’ll likely be a Celtic star, but it doesn’t look like being anytime soon.