LEWIS MORGAN hopes to play against Shamrock Rovers in Dublin at the weekend – but his focus in on the Champions League on Tuesday.

The left-sided attacker, bought from St Mirren for £300,000 in January, is keen to face Alashkert in the Euro campaign kick-off in Armenia..

Morgan, who was loaned back to the Paisley club to lead their promotion bid, said: “It excites me as it’s the pinnacle of club football. It will be a wee bit alien to me, but I’ve been looking forward to it from the moment I signed.

“The money in football now means the draw is always going to be tough. You saw the Europa League last season and the kind of teams that were in that.

“I don’t think there is such a thing as an easy draw or a favourable draw. It’s about doing what we can and concentrating on ourselves.

“I always had the ambition to play at this level. Maybe I didn’t think it would come this quickly, but I feel fit and strong. I’m over all the injury worries that I had a few years ago.

“I’ve had a couple of seasons of playing week in week out, so it’s about taking my game to the next level now.”

Morgan, 21, added: “I believe in myself and that I can make an impact at this level. I’ve got great players around me who will help me bed in.

“I need to show what I can do and prove why I’m here to the people who maybe don’t know why I was brought here.

“The reason I’ve been brought to the club is to be positive. I’ve just got to perform the way I did previously. That’s the reason I’m here and why the manager wanted me.”

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