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BOTH FEET FORWARD FOR MORGAN – JUST LIKE LUBO!

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NEW Bhoy Lewis Morgan is remarkably hoping to reignite memories of Lubomir Moravcik at Celtic.

The £300,000 winger, 21, is two-footed – just like the legendary Slovakian midfielder who became a firm fans’ favourite at the Hoops.

Morgan, who has returned to Paisley for the remainder of the season and played in the 1-0 win over Inverness Caley Thistle yesterday, said: “It wasn’t natural for me – it was something from a young age I wanted to do to give myself the biggest chance to progress.

“I’ve got to a stage now where they’re pretty much identical, so I don’t need to think about receiving the ball with a certain foot. It’s something I base my game around.

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“When I was younger, football was everything, so I just spent hour upon hour every day working on my weaker side. Now you can’t tell.”

Asked what actually is his weaker foot, he replied: “If you put a gun to my head, if I was hitting a penalty, I’d hit it with my left. That’s the only way I can put it.

“The first club I joined was an academy called First Touch. We didn’t really play games, it was all just training.

“There would be sessions where you were only allowed to use your weak foot.

“They produced a number of players who went on to play at pro youth level. I owe a lot to them.”

Looking ahead, the Scotland Under-21 star added: “The first thing I have to do in the summer is impress in pre-season and get into the team.

“Playing for a club like Celtic highlights what you’re doing on a weekly basis, so if I come in here and hit the ground running, that can propel me on to the national team.

“The fact the core of the Scotland team is mainly Celtic already is understandable considering how well Celtic have done.

“It’s important for the national team to have players from the biggest club.”

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A Celtic State of Mind presents its 29th instalment of insightful discussion around the culture of Celtic Football Club, the city of Glasgow, and fans of the reigning treble-winning Scottish champions.

Paul John Dykes and Kevin Graham are joined by Celtic’s ex-director, Tom Grant, who offers a fascinating insight into the running of the club in the 1980s and 1990s.

Tom Grant explains exactly why Celtic refused to complete the Mo Johnston transfer in 1989, and lifts the lid on audacious efforts by Billy McNeill to recruit Peter Beardsley and Steve Bruce.

Tom Grant also dissects his relationship with Fergus McCann, and the impact of the ‘Celts For Change’ movement in overturning the ‘family dynasty’ board in 1994.

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