LUKE DONNELLY hopes Morton can reap the benefits of the striking talents of Celtic pair Moussa Dembele and Leigh Griffiths.
The 21-year-old Hoops attacker agreed to join the Cappielow club in an emergency three-month loan deal earlier this week.
Greenock gaffer Jim Duffy handed him a quickfire debut in the 1-0 win over Raith Rovers at Starks Park on Tuesday.
And Donnelly admitted he has been inspired by 23-goal Dembele and Griffiths, who has claimed 13 after hitting 40 last season.
He reckoned training alongside the French Under-21 star and the Scotland international has been the perfect apprenticeship.
Donnelly, who could play at Ibrox in the Scottish Cup fifth round tie on Sunday, said: “I learn from them all the time.
“You can see after training Dembele and Griffiths are out doing extra finishing practice.“It just goes to show it is no fluke how well they’re doing. It is because they put in the work.
“They always want to be better. It is an inspiration for any of the young lads at Celtic.”After spending the first half of the campaign on loan with League One Alloa, Donnelly has been greeted by familiar faces during his second temporary switch.Fellow-Hoops kids Aidan Nesbitt and Jamie Lindsay are enjoying season-long loans at the club while the youngster also talked to another ex-Celt Denny Johnstone before the move.

He added: “Aidan and Jamie spoke really highly of Morton. Before that, Denny was here and they all spoke about the manager, Jim Duffy.
“They said the group of boys were excellent and I’ve already seen that.”
Everyone on CQN will wish Luke well for the weekend – go get them son!


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