Sport Celtic target Lewis Morgan to remain at St Mirren until May

19:16  07 december  2017
19:16  07 december  2017 Source:   Read Sport

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Midfielder is out of contract in summer but boss Jack Ross has shrugged off speculation. St Mirren manager Jack Ross expects reported Nottingham Forest target Lewis Morgan to remain at the Scottish Championship side until the end of the season.

St Mirren winger Lewis Morgan has told The Scottish Sun that it's 'flattering' to receive praise from Brendan Rodgers, amid links with a move to Celtic . Rodgers' comments may be a ploy to put Celtic at the front of the queue for his signature, and in that case, Rangers may have their work cut out to

St Mirren winger Lewis Morgan has been given permission by the club to speak to other clubs about a potential transfer, but the Saints have revealed that he will stay at the club until the end of the season, according to a report on the Daily Record.

The Scotland under-21 international has been linked closely with a move to current Scottish champions Celtic, who were hoping to secure his signature in the January transfer window.

It now appears that the Hoops will have to wait until this campaign is over to lure Morgan to the club.

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There is also interest in Morgan from English Champions clubs Nottingham Forest and Preston North End, who have both been monitoring the progress of the youngster.

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Scot Gemmill raves about Celtic and Rangers target Lewis Morgan ahead of big decision. Morgan , 21, started out his career in the Rangers youth team, but left in 2014 in order to join St Mirren , sensing a shot at first-team football with the Scottish Championship club.

St . Mirren winger Lewis Morgan has been linked with Old Firm rivals Celtic and Rangers. According to a report in The Daily Mail, both the Bhoys and the Gers are interested in the 21-year-old.

Burton Albion had a bid for Morgan rejected last summer by St Mirren, who have done everything possible to keep hold of the talented young winger.

St Mirren’s chief executive Tony Fitzpatrick said:

“We have been in constant dialogue with Lewis and his agent throughout this season, and both parties have been very open. We have allowed Lewis to speak to a couple of clubs on his days off, and any move will be in the best interests of everyone involved. But, if he signs in January, the deal will see him remain a St Mirren player until the end of the season.”

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Team news: Celtic v Hamilton .
Brendan Rodgers will look for his side to put all their efforts into domestic matters after learning their European fate, starting with Hamilton on Wednesday. Having been drawn against Zenit St Petersburg on Monday, Celtic will only have to focus on the league this side of Christmas as the festive period draws near. The Hoops lost a two goal lead to Hibernian at the weekend, but extended their lead at the top of the table to five points with a game in hand over second place. Hamilton haven’t won a game since their trip to Ibrox last month and currently sit ninth in the league table. Celtic Patrick Roberts will be out until 2018 with a hamstring that has plagued him since his return to Glasgow at the end of August. Anthony Ralston is training again and won’t need surgery on a meniscus problem that has kept him out of action since September. Hamilton The Accies have no injury concerns going into the game.

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