St Mirren are desperate to re-sign former midfielder Lewis Morgan in January with Jim Goodwin admitting that he hopes that offering regular game time will entice Celtic manager Neil Lennon to sanction the move.
Speaking to STV, the St Mirren manager is keen to bolster his squad in January as they look to navigate the relegation scrap and work their way up the table.
The midfielder signed for Celtic in January 2018 and spent six months on loan in Paisley before moving to Celtic. However, he failed to break into the side last season and found himself at Sunderland for the final six months of the season.
This year, under Neil Lennon’s management, Morgan has seen more involvement yet has struggled to impress in the cameos that he has been given. Goodwin sees a potential solution to this in bringing the winger back to Paisley.
“The January window is approaching, we’ve been looking at our own squad and looking at different options that are out there.
“Of course Lewis would be a player we’d love to get, he’s obviously been here before and been very successful. He’s a quality footballer but at this minute in time he’s not available.
“We haven’t been told by Celtic that he is and he remains part of their squad.
“I wouldn’t hide from the fact that if we could have an opportunity of making that one happen then absolutely we would.
“We’ll wait until the window opens and we will have those conversations then.
“It’s all well and good speaking to Celtic but the player needs to want to come as well and he’ll have people advising him on that but Lewis is among a number of players that we’re looking at.
“We need to strengthen again in January, it’s as simple as that.”
Morgan is potentially behind three players for the starting berth at Celtic, with Moi Elyounoussi, Jonny Hayes and Mikey Johnston all ahead of him, Scott Sinclair and Marian Shved.
Another potential option for Morgan could be to reunite with Jack Ross at Hibs, who he worked with at St Mirren and Sunderland. It is clear that Morgan needs to follow the lead of Ryan Christie and gain experience away from Cetlic before forcing his way into the team.