NEW Bhoy Lewis Morgan admitted there was no chance of moving to Nottingham Forest once Celtic came on the scene.
The St Mirren winger agreed a four-and-a-half year deal with the Hoops last week after the Paisley club accepted a £300,000 offer.
Morgan will complete an impressive campaign with the promotion-chasing Buddies, but Mark Warburton had targeted the 21-year-old touchline terror during this transfer window.
The former Sevco Rangers boss was sacked by Forest 10 days ago, but Morgan insisted his dismissal had nothing to do with the player’s decision to move to Parkhead.
He said: “Mark’s departure didn’t really play a part in anything.
“By the time he was sacked, I had already informed Forest this was where I wanted to come.
“As soon as I knew Celtic were interested that was game over.”
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