Morgan relishes Bhoys opportunity

06 January 2018 03:11:37 EST

Winger Lewis Morgan is determined to prove that he can handle the big stage when he links up with Celtic ahead of next season.

The 21-year-old has penned a four-and-a-half-year deal with the Bhoys, but will remain with current club St Mirren until the end of the current campaign.

I will have a fight on my hands to get in that team, but I don't doubt my ability in being able to do it.

Lewis Morgan

And Scotland Under-21 international Morgan, who failed to make the grade as a teenager at Rangers, has confidence in his own ability to deal with a big step forward in his career.

He told the Evening Times: "I know I can (make it). If I didn't, then I wouldn't be joining the club.

"A lot of the responsibility falls on me. If I don't make it then I'll only have myself to blame, because I'll have everything available here to enable me to improve and develop as a player.

"I will have a fight on my hands to get in that team, but I don't doubt my ability in being able to do it. I want to show what I am about.

"The spotlight will be on me a lot more now and I think it could spur me on that wee bit more. When you are at a club like Celtic it is always going to bring out that extra 10-15 per cent."

Morgan has scored 12 times for the Buddies so far this season in the Championship, with his side holding a three-point lead over Dundee United at the top of the table.

St Mirren are 1/8 to win the Championship this season, with Dundee United available at 8/1.

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