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Morgan answers Scotland’s Euro 2024 call


Lewis Morgan had planned to spend quality time with his sisters in New York City. Instead, the Red Bulls forward found himself leaving them behind, hailing a yellow taxi across town, and flying over the Atlantic to join Scotland’s Euro 2024 journey.

From Central Park to the Allianz Arena in the blink of an eye.

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Just a few weeks ago, the former St Mirren and Celtic player wasn’t even in the conversation for the squad. Now, he has secured a spot in Scotland’s team for the major tournament, which includes the opening game against hosts Germany on Friday.

His inclusion was announced in a surprising call-up on Thursday. The news caught many off guard, including Morgan’s siblings, who had traveled to the Big Apple for a family reunion.

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“I actually had my sister out visiting, so I got caught short,” he said. “My other sister has just landed in New York right now. It’s a bit bittersweet.

“Everyone in my family was obviously overjoyed at the news. It’s a massive opportunity.

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“It’s been hectic. I found out on Tuesday there was a chance. I got told I was getting called into the squad and it was just about getting here as quick as I could.”

The 27-year-old last played for Scotland six years ago under Steve Clarke’s predecessor, Alex McLeish.

During that period, the Tartan Army witnessed their team end a 23-year wait to qualify for a major tournament, struggle in a Covid-restricted Euros, miss out on a World Cup, and then secure another spot on the European stage.

Meanwhile, Morgan watched with a mix of joy, pride, and a touch of envy. Despite being across the pond, he never lost hope.

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