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Celtic winger Lewis Morgan deserves a chance to shine on Wednesday

Lewis Morgan (L) of Celtic FC goes shoulder to shoulder with Scott Pittman (R) of Livingston FC during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Livingston and Celtic at Tony Macaroni Arena...

Celtic face FK Sarajevo at Celtic Park on Wednesday night and it's the perfect opportunity for Lewis Morgan to show what he can do.

Lewis Morgan (L) of Celtic FC goes shoulder to shoulder with Scott Pittman (R) of Livingston FC during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Livingston and Celtic at Tony Macaroni Arena...

Having forged a 3-1 first leg lead against the Bosnian champions, Neil Lennon's team are in good shape heading into the second leg of their UEFA Champions League qualifying tie.

If the Hoops are professional with their performance there should be no doubt about progression to the next round where they'll either face Shkendija of North Macedonia or Nomme Kalju of Estonia.

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An injury to prospect Mikey Johnston has thrown up an interesting selection dilemma for the Celtic boss though - who should he start at left wing?

The obvious contender is Morgan, who has shown glimpses of good enough form recently to be considered as the outstanding replacement for the homegrown talent.

 

Coming off the bench in Sarajevo last week, he provided the assist for Scott Sinclair to score the side's third goal of the night and put the Hoops well in control of the tie.

At the weekend he was utilised in a friendly encounter against French Cup winners Rennes, producing a man-of-the-match calibre performance.

The former St Mirren man, signed by Brendan Rodgers last year, has made just one solitary start for the club since making the switch from the Buddies.

Lewis Morgan of Celtic comes on as a substitute for Odsonne Edouard of Celtic during the UEFA Europa League Group B match between FC Salzburg and Celtic at Red Bull Arena Wals-Siezenheim...

The rest of his 14 appearances have come as a substitute, having been sent to Sunderland on loan in the second half of last season, and he now deserves a chance to show what he can do from the start of a key fixture.

Only with a sustained run of games can it be determined if he has what it takes to be a part of this Celtic squad and bit part appearances from the bench aren't going to cut it.

His pace and crossing ability has already caused the Bosnian champions problems, so Lennon should unleash him in front of a home support and see what he can do.

23rd September 2018, Rugby Park, Kilmarnock, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Kilmarnock versus Celtic; Lewis Morgan of Celtic brings the ball away from Jordan Jones of Kilmarnock

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