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‘Fully worth the punt’ – West Brom man set for Peterborough transfer switch: The verdict



This article is part of Football League World’s ‘The Verdict’ series, which provides personal opinions from the FLW writers regarding the latest breaking news, teams, players, managers, potential signings and more…

Peterborough United are set to seal a loan deal for West Brom forward Callum Morton for the rest of the 2021-22 campaign, according to Alex Crook of talkSPORT.

The 21-year-old spent the first half of the campaign on loan at League One outfit Fleetwood Town, scoring four times in 18 outings for the Cod Army whilst also notching four assists.

Morton’s breakout EFL stint came late in the 2019-20 campaign when he scored eight goals in 12 appearances for Northampton Town, but now he’s set to test himself in the Championship for the first time with Posh.

Is it a good move for Morton though and is he good enough to compete for a starting berth at the Abax Stadium? The FLW team have had their say.

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Alfie Burns

It’ll be interesting to see how this move works out for Morton.

He’s really impressed me the way he’s adapted to a stint in League Two and then another period in League One. Naturally, this is the next step for him.

Peterborough are obviously fighting at the wrong end of the Championship table, but they’ve got players that can create chances, which bodes well for Morton heading there.

He might not be a player that’s going to bag them the goals to stay in the division, but I think he will prove to be useful.

Over the last couple of years he’s embraced whatever challenge has been thrown at him in terms of the division he’s playing in, and I’d back him to do it again.

Fully worth the punt.

Marcus Ally

This would be a very smart piece of business. 

I am not sure it really matters whether he is ready for the step up to Championship level yet, the chances are that Posh will not be in the second tier next season and Morton is certainly ready to be part of a League One promotion push.

The 21-year-old struggled with injury in 2020/21 but has been a key contributor in a very dangerous attacking side in Fleetwood Town this season, the less said about their defensive efforts the better.

Morton’s work rate is what makes him stand out, never giving defenders a moment of peace and he is a player that has potentially a high sell-on value for Peterborough.

It is probably a touch soon to expect him to hit the ground running in the Championship, but taking a step back and looking at the bigger picture, it would be a very shrewd addition.

Josh Cole

This could turn out to be a clever bit of business by Peterborough as Morton certainly has the potential to thrive in a higher division.

During the current campaign, the forward has demonstrated that he is capable of delivering the goods in the third-tier as he has managed to provide eight direct goal contributions at this level.

Whilst it may take some time for Morton to adapt to life in the Championship, there is no reason why cannot go on to achieve a relative amount of success in this division.

Morton’s arrival may also force Jonson Clarke-Harris to step up his performance levels as he could embrace some added competition up-front in the coming months.

25 years old, UCLan Sports Journalism graduate, Preston North End fan

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Article title: ‘Fully worth the punt’ – West Brom man set for Peterborough transfer switch: The verdict

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