Lewis Morgan is hoping for an early start to his Celtic career.
The winger spent an afternoon at Celtic Park in January formalising his new contract before returning on loan to St Mirren as his new team-mates headed off to Dubai for warm weather training.
Getting Morgan back on loan was critical to the deal going through with no disruption to St Mirren’s promotion charge.
Eleven points from their final eight matches will clinch promotion with that target reduced if Livingston drop any more points.
Morgan looks certain to quit Paisley with a Championship winners medal and will then spend time training with the Premiership winners.
“I speak regularly to the people at Celtic,” he told The Sun. “Some of their sports scientists were away with the Scotland national team so I saw them when I was on international duty with the 21s.
“All being well the season will finish earlier for us at St Mirren so I can get into training before the end of the season and be assessed before I go away.
“Of course it’s a step up so I know I’m going to have to work hard over the summer to make sure I’m at the levels I want to be when I go in but I think it’s important to give myself a wee bit of downtime too. I’ll maybe not give myself as much of that as I would have before.
“I know I’ve got to go in there and impress. I’m sure the boys will be a lot superior physically compared to boys at most teams in Scotland.
“I’m going in to embrace it all. Hopefully I can work hard over the summer and I go in and hit the ground running.”
Morgan has scored 10 goals in 27 Championship appearances and rescued the Scotland u-21 side with a last minute equaliser against Andorra on Friday night.
With speculation that Scott Sinclair could be on the move this summer the timing may just be perfect for Morgan arriving at Celtic.