LEWIS MORGAN is certain Brendan Rodgers will make him a better player when he joins up at Celtic in the summer.

The 21-year-old winger, who will complete the second half of the campaign with promotion-chasing St Mirren following his £300,000 move, reckons the Hoop manager’s record in developing young players was another reason behind his switch to the champions.

Morgan, who agreed a four-and-a-half year contract, said: “It gives you confidence when a manager of his stature speaks about you in the way he did.

“When a club like Celtic comes along, you can’t turn it down. There was only ever going to be one choice.


“The manager here has been great for young players and great for their development, so I am sure it will benefit me as well and I can’t wait to work with all his coaching staff.

“He spoke to me on how he can develop me and about the players he has previously developed at different clubs.

“He likes to have a core of players who are local, so I am sure he will be great for me.

“It gives me more confidence to be the first he has signed from within Scotland. I am sure he will be a manager who will be brilliant for me and really help me take my game to the next level.”

The Scotland Under-21 international added: “All the wingers here – James Forrest, Scott Sinclair and Jonny Hayes – I will be able to learn from them.

“Obviously, they are more experienced than me, and maybe different types of players, but I am sure there will be things they can help me out with.

“Playing with a higher calibre of player brings out the best in you and training every day with them will, I’m sure, be a big benefit to me.”


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