Deal Done! Lewis Morgan loan move to Sunderland Confirmed

CELTIC have officially confirmed that Lewis Morgan has joined Sunderland on loan until the end of this season.

Brendan Rodgers wants to send several fringe players out on loan before the day is over so they can gain some much needed for first-team experience, and Morgan looks set to get just that with the Black Cats.

The winger has made 13 appearances for the Hoops since joining from St Mirren, and also spent a loan period at St Mirren Park where he helped them win promotion back to the top flight.

He will team up with former Paisley boss, Jack Ross again at the English Championship side and has the ability to become a real fans favourite in the North East of England.

“I’m joining coaching staff I’ve worked with before, and once I got the opportunity to speak with them, my decision was made,” Morgan told the Sunderland official site.

“My game is based around scoring and creating goals, but I obviously also try to work hard for the team, and that is the most important thing.

“Something special is happening at the club this season, and hopefully I can contribute to that.”

The Sunderland manager Jack Ross was delighted to be re-united with Morgan again.

“I worked closely with Lewis for several years during my time at St Mirren, and his progression at that time was terrific.

“I’ve been very open and honest with him about how hard he will have to work to get into our team, as we have some very good players, but he’s welcomed that challenge.

“He’s still young but he’s an exciting player, and I know exactly what he’s capable of,” Ross said.

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