Russell Martin | Regular game time on loan will benefit Morgan and Swansea City

4th January 2022
First team
Southampton home Morgan Whittaker

Russell Martin is confident Morgan Whittaker’s loan move to Lincoln will be of considerable benefit to the forward and Swansea City moving forward.

The 20-year-old, who turns 21 on Friday, has joined up with the League One Imps for the remainder of the 2021-22 season.

Whittaker, who joined the Swans from Derby in January 2021, has found regular first-team football hard to come by during his time in South Wales, although head coach Martin has regularly praised his attitude and application.

Bournemouth away Morgan Whittaker 1

And the Swans boss feels that the chance to get regular football under his belt will only benefit Whittaker – who has five goals in 22 matches since his move from the Rams – will be a positive for the youngster.

“I think it will be a good move for Morgan. He expressed a desire to go and play every week and we’ve had some really honest chats about it,” said Martin.

“We think it will be beneficial for him and for us in the long term. We agreed it was a good point to go out on loan and get some regular game time, which he has not really had yet in his career, whether that be at Derby or here at Swansea.

“Lincoln have been interested in him all the way through, Morgan wants to show what he can do and playing at a good level and under a good manager will really be good for him.”