LEWIS MORGAN is fit for the visit of RB Leipzig on Thursday – despite that savage tackle on him by Hearts thug Peter Haring on Saturday. The Austrian was shown a yellow card for the offence but most in the ground thought that he had got off lightly. Indeed there were 2 or 3 other challenges from the visitors in that game that could have merited a red card but none were shown. Funny that.
Anyway Morgan, who has already been sidelined this season with one injury, will have been relieved to discover that no serious damage was done by Haring and he is therefore good to go against Leipzig in the crucial, must win match on Thursday night in the Europa League.
The former St Mirren man, looked by to the game against Hearts and in particular that challenge, and ahead to Thursday under the Disco Lights – Celtic’s very on Thursday Night Fever!
“It was sore for a couple of days afterwards, but it was nothing more than a knock. That comes with the territory, especially when a team is playing as well as we were at the weekend,” Morgan told The Celtic View’s Paul Cuddihy.
“Frustration maybe creeps in with opposition players at that point, but these things happen. It’s all part of the game.
“We’ve picked up a few injuries in recent weeks, and because of the strength in depth of the squad we’ve been able to make changes with minimal effect. The team’s on a great run at the moment, and that’s down to the fact that we do have boys that are ready and waiting to play.
“Having competition in all areas of the pitch is the way it should be. When you’re given the chance to come on, you’re always wanting to make a positive impact. There’s always the rule here that if you’re doing well, you play.
“That’s something players who are starting games know as well – that if they’re not performing then there are boys waiting to come in. That’s also great for morale.”
While recognising the quality of the opposition on Thursday, Morgan is confident that Celtic have what it takes to get a win and keep themselves alive and kicking in this very tough Europa League group.
“We go into every game with confidence knowing that we can win it. From there, it’s about making sure that when those games do come that we’re ready.
“I think it’ll be an entertaining game. Both teams like to play attacking football and it’s a game we’re going into high in confidence. Obviously this comes on the back of the run we’ve had, and it’s one we’re looking to take three points from.
“The crowd at Celtic Park is so important, not just in Europe, but domestically as well. Having the support we’ve had is also a big thing that doesn’t get spoken about enough in this recent run we’re on – the home and away fans have been great.”
Also on The Celtic Star today…
Celtic v RB Leipzig: ‘Home games vital for us,’ Celtic star…See HERE.
‘All things being well, it will be done soon,’ Charlie Christie on his Boy’s new Celtic contract…See HERE.
‘Road to recovery starts now,’ for Young Celtic Star…See HERE.
Boyata’s back in the news, but it’s all about Thursday, Night Fever!…See HERE.
Jim Craig – Goalkeeper Bonnar’s Celtic debut at Shawfield…See HERE.