NEW Bhoy Lewis Morgan is set for his Scotland international breakthrough – without kicking a ball for Celtic in the top flight.
Alex McLeish has hinted Brendan Rodgers’ £300,000 January signing from newly-promoted St Mirren could be involved in the two-game summer trip to Peru and Mexico.
The national team boss is eyeing a host of options as he puts together his squad which is unlikely to include Hoops pair Kieran Tierney and James Forrest, as CQN reported last month.
The players have made more than 50 appearances for the champions in this campaign and McLeish is aware of the burn-out factor, so they are odds-on to miss the game against the Peruvians in Lima on May 29 and the Mexicans in the Azteca Stadium on June 2.
The Scots gaffer has instructed SFA letters to be sent to a variety of players intended for inclusion.
Asked if the summer games were too soon for 21-year-old Morgan, McLeish replied: “You never know, it might depend if we have casualties when I name the squad.
“We are still looking at things. We are sending letters to the guys. We will see what comes back to us.
“I have heard a lot about Lewis. People were pushing him for the last couple of games.
“I need to have a really good look at him and see how he matures over the next year or so, but I have certainly heard great things about him.”
Morgan was immediately loaned back to the Paisley outfit after agreeing a four-and-a-half year contract with the Parkhead side.
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