Northampton Town are set to hold discussions with West Bromwich Albion over the possibility of signing Callum Morton on loan for another season, according to the Northampton Chronicle.
Morton was a key player for Northampton in the second-half of the League Two campaign, scoring eight goals in 12 matches for the Cobblers — including three in the play-offs.
The 20-year-old striker is in talks to sign a new contract with the Baggies but is adamant that he wants to go back out on loan if he is unable to break into the first-team at the Hawthorns.
Speaking to the club’s website, Morton revealed that what is most important to him is to be “playing football” and that he has set himself the target of earning “40 or more appearances in league football” next season.
This indicates that he likely has his heart set on a return to Northampton to participate in their League One campaign.
It would be a good idea for Albion to send Morton back to Northampton next season because he’s at a stage now where he needs as much gametime as he can get to continue his development.
He fared very well for the Cobblers in League Two, and it will be interesting to see how he gets on at the next level in League One.
It may be a year or two yet before Morton is anywhere near the West Brom first team but if he remains a consistent threat upfront for Northampton, then Albion will have no choice but to give him a chance sooner rather than later.