Midfielder Lewis Morgan has said his goodbye to EFL League One side Sunderland ahead of his return to parent club Celtic in Scotland.
The former Championship player of the year struggled to break into Brendan Rodgers’ team in the first half of the 2018/19 Scottish Premiership season and the Irishman gave his blessing for Lewis to head out on loan, where he joined manager Jack Ross at Sunderland.
Since then, Rodgers has made his own move to England’s Premier Leaguer to take charge of Leicester City and Neil Lennon returned to Parkhead to become permanent Celtic manager for the second time.
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Lewis was a big part of Sunderland’s second half of the season and unfortunately he along with the rest of the Black Cats failed to gain promotion, losing out to Charlton Athletic in the League One playoff final in the last weekend of May.
A lot of Sunderland fans praised Lewis during his loan period and as the player prepares to return to Celtic, the midfielder said his goodbyes on social media.
“[I] Would like to thank everyone associated with @SunderlandAFC for the last few months,” Morgan wrote on Twitter.
“Gutted that we weren’t able to achieve promotion but I’ve no doubt the club will get back to where it belongs. It was a privilege to represent you, good luck.”
Morgan will hope to win more regular playing time for Celtic when the 2019/20 Scottish Premiership begins in August.