‘Celtic is getting a better player back,’ Morgan’s ‘Clean Slate’ dig at Rodgers

LEWIS MORGAN was named as Celtic’s Man of the Match in yesterday’s goalless draw against French Cup winners Rennes at Celtic Park. The winger, who spent the second half of last season out on loan at Sunderland was also praised by Niall J in his excellent match report from last night on The Celtic Star – see HERE.

Incidentally talking about articles from yesterday, one you really should read if you missed it first time around is the one about the contrasting manner in which the press in Scotland covers transfer stories when a player is apparently linked with one Glasgow club only to sign for the other one.

This has happened this summer with Aribo going to the Rangers (and subsequently denying that Celtic were interested) and Luca Connell who made his debut for Celtic yesterday and spoke to the press on Friday – yet was NOT asked about the reports that linked him with a move to Ibrox. The contrast is fascinating and it’s a point very well made – have a look HERE.

Anyway back to Lewis Morgan, who enjoyed an impressive little cameo role in Sarajevo on Tuesday and followed it up with yesterday’s fine showing. It looked like the former St Mirren man was going to struggle to make an impact this season but he’s certainly doing his best to prove his doubters wrong.

Speaking to the official Celtic TV after yesterday’s draw with Rennes, Morgan was clearly delighted at the start he’s made to the new campaign.

“The game today was a tough run-out, they’re a good side, but it was good to be back here at Celtic Park,” the winger said.

“To come back and play in an arena like this was something I was itching to do and I’m glad to be here doing that.

“The manager has been clear in what he wants from me. He wants me to be direct, to get fans off their seats. The wingers have been doing great here in recent years, and there’s always competitions for places.

“I’ve enjoyed every minute of pre-season and I enjoyed that out there today. I was delighted with the opportunity and hopefully I did enough with my performance today.”

Morgan is yet another Celtic player who looks to be benefiting from the chance of manager at Celtic after failing to make an impact under Rodgers.

“I view a new manager coming in as clean slate for me. Last season maybe didn’t go as well as I’d have wanted.

“It’s now up to me to make sure I’m putting in the performances. I went out on loan to Sunderland, worked hard and learned a lot. I think Celtic is getting a better player back.

“I want to continue improving and making my mark here.” the 22 year old added.

Also on The Celtic Star today…

Player of the Year, James Forrest set to extend contract at Celtic

And much more…

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