Lewis Morgan is the first to admit that his Celtic career didn’t go quite the way he had planned – but he’s now hoping to emulate the journey of Hoops flop Teemu Pukki.

Ex-St Mirren winger, Morgan, made the huge decision to link up with David Beckham’s new MLS side, Inter Miami, in January. And after making only 18 appearances during his short spell with the Hoops he hit the ground running with his new side before football in the states ground to halt due to the coronavirus.

The 23-year-old hopes when football returns he can find his form once more and mimic the goal scoring heights of Pukki, who has netted 18 goals for Norwich City this season. 

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Speaking to The Scottish Sun, Morgan said: "I don’t think I’m ever going to be one who is just going to be happy to sit at a club.

"Obviously I still had a bit of time left on my deal at Celtic and I could have stayed there and played another I’m not sure how many games before the end of the season.

"But I wasn’t getting a run of games in my position - whether that was down to other boys doing well or for whatever reason.

"For certain players at certain clubs, it just doesn’t click. It has happened many times.

"I look at the boy Pukki when he was at Celtic. It didn’t necessarily click for him, but it doesn’t mean he was a bad player.

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"He obviously goes on and shows that at a different level.

"And I want to get back to showing everyone what I was at before I got the move to Celtic, back when I had loads of clubs looking at me.

"The only way you can generate that profile again is by playing football again and playing regularly.

"I’m hoping that is something I can do out here. 

"I felt the season was going okay for me personally even if we hadn’t quite managed to get the results we wanted.

"I felt like I was getting back to myself and the standard is high out here.

"With everything going on about the club, it is a great platform for me to show everyone what I am capable of.”

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After starring for the Paisley Saints during a promotion season in the Scottish Championship, Morgan made the switch to the champions. But he failed to become a mainstay in the Celtic side and he partly puts that down to ill timings on the injury front.

He added: "I am probably my own harshest critic.

"I won’t hide from the fact that it didn’t go how I wanted it to go at Celtic and I didn’t do as well as I wanted to. There are loads of factors that go into that.

"Obviously when I first went in and was full of confidence and everything was going well, I picked up my injury and had to have surgery and stuff.

"It came at the wrong time. Looking back on it, it probably sucked the life out of me. And I wasn’t able to recapture the form I had before that spell.

"But since I’ve come out here I’ve loved it and I feel much more like myself and able to express myself at a good level, with obviously loads of coverage about it."