NEW Bhoy Lewis Morgan is champing at the bit to get some starts and show the Celtic support what he can do.
After driving St Mirren to the Championship last year, picking up that division’s player of the year award the winger has been hampered by an early season injury which put a stop to his promising start in the very early part of the season.
Now though he is fighting fit and raring to get started and reckons he’ll impress when his chance arrives.
“I’m champing at the bit now. When you have an extended period out it gives you that bit between your teeth to get going again.
“I’ve been fit for a few weeks now. It’s been good to be back involved and now I want to push for some minutes,” Morgan told the media on Friday.
“I’ve just got to make sure that, when I get my chance, I take it and force my way in. As a sub, it’s hard to come off the bench and make an impact. But you’re just so desperate to do well.
“Hopefully I can do something that triggers me getting into the team – and then I can kick on from there. That’s where I am at the moment. I’m trying to show why I should be playing.
“I feel I deserve a chance. But there’s probably about 30 boys in our squad who think the same,” Morgan said. This perhaps reveals one of the weaknesses at the way the Celtic squad is structured. Too many players in the squad and with a number of them unlikely to ever contribute anything – De Vries, Compper, Allan, Benyu and Kouassi all fall into this category.
Yet when Brendan Rodgers arrived he stated that he wanted to work with a smaller squad. For one reason or another that has not been achieved. From the players’ point of view though it can look a different scenario.
“It’s good to know that we’ve got so many good players desperate to play and I’m sure my time will come,” Morgan continued.
“The goals haven’t been flowing for us this season so there might be a chance for me.
“It’s probably due to the success we’ve had in the last two years at Celtic. Teams are playing a different style against us, which is understandable.
“But we’re working on solutions to break them down and the results are starting to come. Goals are a big part of my game and something I hope to contribute to the team.
“I want to be part of that solution. I have belief that I can help us in certain aspects when called on. It’s up to me to show it.”