CELTIC-BOUND Lewis Morgan will leave Championship winners St Mirren with a massive problem when he quits at the end of the season.
The skilful winger joined the Hoops in a £300,000 deal in January and was loaned straight back to the Paisley side to help their push for Premiership status.
Morgan set up one and scored the winner in the 2-1 victory over Morton in front of 6,400 fans during his farewell to St Mirren stadium and boss Jack Ross admitted: “I don’t know how I’ll replace him.”
And the Paisley gaffer made sure the youngster received a standing ovation from the fans on title party day.
Ross said: “I wanted to allow Lewis to come off near the end to get the adulation of the crowd.
“His personal contribution made it even more appropriate and reminded me how difficult it’s going to be to replace him.
“That ovation he received was well deserved for what he has done for the club in my time.
“Morton were the only team we hadn’t beaten this season and, as champions, we wanted to have a record that ensured we had achieved a victory against each team. That was motivation.
“I was determined to make sure all the players and staff soaked it all up and I think they did that. They took it all in.
“They deserve it because of the work they have put in.”
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