JAMIE LANGFIELD has declared that Lewis Morgan is playing so well that he could compete for a place in the Celtic team.

The 21-year-old signed for the Hoops in a £300k deal last week but has been loaned back to the Saints and Langfield thinks that the mercurial wide-man could terrify any Premiership defence.

“I know the Championship is different, but I believe, with the way he is playing at this moment in time, he could play in the Celtic team.

“It is not arrogance from Lewis – he’s not that type of lad – but he’s got this enormous self belief.

“And, right now, he’s playing with a swagger, a confidence, and I would take him right now against any full-back in Scotland.”

Langfield, who is on the coaching staff at St Mirren, was full of praise for the youngster who is remaining with the Paisley side until the summer to continue the pursuit of the Championship trophy.

“He’s got the natural talent, but he also has a work ethic that’s second to none.

“Lewis has got absolutely everything. He can go left, he can go right.

“You still don’t know if he’s left or right-footed, which is a nightmare for full-backs – it’s a nightmare for goalkeepers, as well.”

The 38-year-old will face a return to Pittodrie, where he spent a sizeable chunk of his career, for the Scottish Cup tie.


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