Jim Goodwin has confirmed that he’d be eager to do a loan deal with Celtic for former St Mirren star Lewis Morgan.

The winger was a key player in the Buddies’ Championship season that saw them promoted to the top flight. It attracted the interest of Celtic, with Morgan opting to join the Hoops after his Paisley success.

Goodwin wants to bring Lewis back to St Mirren. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Since then he has struggled to break into the Celtic side and Goodwin wants to bring him out of the Parkhead cold.

He told STV: “Of course Lewis would be a player we’d love to get, he’s obviously been here before and been very successful. He’s a quality footballer but at this minute in time he’s not available.

“We haven’t been told by Celtic that he is and he remains part of their squad.  I wouldn’t hide from the fact that if we could have an opportunity of making that one happen then absolutely we would.

Wanted in Paisley. (Photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

“We’ll wait until the window opens and we will have those conversations then. It’s all well and good speaking to Celtic but the player needs to want to come as well and he’ll have people advising him on that but Lewis is among a number of players that we’re looking at.”

Morgan has struggled since St Mirren stint

Whilst at St Mirren, Morgan made over 75 appearances for the Paisley side. He was initially loaned back to the Buddies after signing for Celtic in January 2018 before linking up with the Hoops that summer.

Morgan struggled to get into the team and found himself out on loan at Sunderland. Under former St Mirren manager Jack Ross, he made 17 Black Cats appearances.

A temporary Sunderland player. (Photo by Ian Horrocks/Sunderland AFC via Getty Images)

This term Morgan’s featured 13 times but starts have been few and far between, failing to feature regularly since Celtic’s Champions League qualifying campaign.

Goodwin certainly seems keen to get Morgan back to Paisley.

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