Scott’s rise from juniors to Celtic tie

Scott Morrison Arbroath FC
Scott Morrison Arbroath FC

AT THE start of this season ‘keeper Scott Morrison didn’t even think he would be playing regular senior football.

But now the former junior player is gearing up for a visit to Parkhead to face Celtic after a cup replay win against Inverurie Locos on Saturday.

Morrison, is now in his second stint at the club after being brought in by Paul Sheerin to provide cover for the injured Darren Hill.

Just months ago, he was plying his trade in the junior league with Pollock FC, but now he is ready to take on the might of Celtic in two weeks time.

He told HeraldSport: “Not at all did I think a couple of months ago I would have the chance to play against Celtic.

“It has just been great coming in here and having the chance to play every week.

“And now to have the opportunity to go to Parkhead will be an amazing experience. I wasn’t expecting anything like that.

“It is going to be a great day for the club and the fans.

“On Saturday we were just focused on that game and not what could happen but the boys did really, really well.”

The Lichties will go into the cup tie against Celtic as obvious underdogs, but Neil Lennon’s men themselves have proved football is an unpredictable game after beating Barcelona in the Champions League last week.

And Scott believes the Gayfield men need to have that positive attitude for the clash.

He explained: “Football is always showing you that anything can happen and you can chip in and maybe get a scrappy goal.

“It is all about a positive attitude and trying to give a good account of yourselves.”

But before the visit to the Glasgow giants, the Lichties have at least two important league games against both Queen of the South and East Fife.

Scott added: “It has just been emphasised in the changing room we have got two or three huge games coming up starting tomorrow against Queen of the South.

“We need to start picking up more points and kick on and hopefully it will give us some confidence going into the Celtic game.”