ST MIRREN manager Jack Ross was delighted with Lewis Morgan’s contribution off the bench after the winger came on to score twice in Saints’ 3-2 Scottish Cup win at East Fife.

The 20-year-old was benched by Ross but was introduced after 64 minutes with the game poised at 1-1. Six minutes later Morgan finished on the angle after being played through by Stevie Mallan, then the former Rangers youngster capped an impressive cameo with a fine 25-yard strike which found the bottom corner.

Ross heaped praise on Morgan’s performance after Saints booked a quarter-final clash with Celtic.

He said: “I’ve said often enough how talented I think he (Morgan) is. He’s played a lot of games this season and he’s been a bit up and down recently.

“His reaction when coming on was great, he has pace. He’s such a two-footed player, that is testament to him and how he has worked on his game.

“There are very few who are as comfortable on either side, it’s such a great attribute to have as a wide player. You saw that with his two finishes, one with either foot.”

St Mirren face Welsh champions The New Saints in the IRN-BRU Cup semi-final at the Paisley 2021 Stadium on Sunday, kick-off 4.10pm.