Lewis Morgan feels in confident mood after making his competitive debut for Celtic.
The former St Mirren player came on in the 77th minute of Celtic’s Champions League qualifier against Alashkert on Tuesday and the Hoops subsequently scored two late goals to take a 3-0 first-leg lead back to Scotland.
The 21-year-old winger had a long time to think about his move to Celtic after being immediately loaned back to St Mirren in January, but he was determined to make an instant impact.
“It’s been a long time coming for me having made my move in January,” he said ahead of Saturday’s Parkhead friendly against Standard Liege.
“I had to wait my time but I am in and settled now and it was good to make my first competitive appearance midweek.
“I have featured in a few friendlies as well so it’s good to get going. I have been really anxious to get going and I am enjoying it and really settled.
“I think I have blended in quite well. It’s important for me to learn what the other guys’ playing style is like and how to play to their strengths. But I feel comfortable now.
“My confidence is quite high. As a winger and a forward-thinking player that’s always been important because you are expected to do things in games to help the team.”
Morgan admits the intensity of training has been one of the biggest changes following his move from the Ladbrokes Championship title winners.
But he feels he is getting to grips with the demands made by Brendan Rodgers and his coaching staff.
“When you come to a club like Celtic the bar is raised in pretty much every aspect, in terms of intensity,” he said.
“The schedule is quite hectic so that’s maybe something that has been a wee bit alien to me. But in terms of everything else I think I have settled in quite nicely.
“But the intensity of training and quality of training is higher than what I have experienced before, but that is only going to help me in the long run.”