Neil Lennon confirms that Lewis Morgan is not for sale

Lewis Morgan has not played a whole lot of football this season having fallen in the pecking order behind the likes of Mikey Johnston and Mohamed Elyounoussi for the left-wing position. But Neil Lennon is adamant that the club will not sell the winger, who might have found a new lease of life at Celtic Park as a striker after scoring against Rennes on Thursday.

The Scot arrived at Celtic in early 2018 but was immediately loaned back to St Mirren. The following season he would struggle to get into the Hoops line up, making only 13 appearances in the first part of the season before moving to Sunderland on loan in January. 2019/2020 has been a similar story for the winger as he had made just 14 appearances till now.

Despite his lack of appearances, there is no lack of interest for the winger though. Recently St Mirren boss Jim Goodwin told STV that he would love to bring Morgan back to the club. And it is not hard to see why a return to the club where he made a name for himself could interest the struggling Celtic star.

But Neil Lennon decided to play down all rumours and insisted that Morgan was going nowhere in January. As reported by Daily Record, the Celtic boss said:

”We’re not in the mood to do that. He is an important part of the squad. You can see what he brings at times, he just needs to believe in himself a little bit more, and that performance against Rennes will do him the world of good in terms of his confidence.”

Times might be changing for the 23-year-old at Celtic Park who scored in the mid-week tie against Rennes in the Europa League after being deployed as a striker by Neil Lennon in the absence of Edouard. Celtic have lacked back up in the striking department as Griffiths continues to struggle for form and fitness while Bayo has not proven himself since arriving at the club. As a result, there might be an opportunity for Morgan to solidify himself as the number 2 to Odsonne Edouard, if he manages to string together a number of impressive performances.

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