A TALENTED Three Towns teen has been backed by one of world football's biggest clubs.

It comes after FC Bayern Munich extended the contract of 19-year-old Saltcoats footballer Liam Morrison.

The deal will keep him at the club, which he joined in 2019, until 2025. His current contract was due to expire at the end of this season.

Since signing for the Bavarian giants from boyhood club Celtic, it hasn't all quite been plain sailing for 'Morry'.

The talented teen has had to battle through numerous injury setbacks in his three and a half years in Germany.

He also had a tough time with the Covid-19 pandemic, which hit less than a year after he left the Three Towns for Munich.

In testament to the young defender's character, he has fought through the problems that have been thrown his way to assert himself as one of the club's top youth talents.

Since joining the 2020 Champions League winners, he has made a total of 29 appearances for their under 17 and 19 sides, scoring three times in the process.

While he has also become a mainstay in the club's 'Bayern Regionalliga' side - the club's B/Academy/Campus side who compete in the fourth tier of German football.

He has made 13 appearances in the side, including eight straight starts this season following his latest injury comeback.

Morrison is also thought of very highly by coaches at the club, and has trained with Julian Nagelsmann's first team.

Speaking to the Bayern's media team following the announcement of Morrison's contract extension, Bayern Campus manager Jochen Sauer told of his excitement of what the future may hold for the Saltcoats teen.

He said: "Liam is a tall central defender, good at headers and tackles, who always gives his all for his team on the pitch. 

"He brings a lot with him to assert himself in his position in professional football. 

"That's why we are very happy about his contract extension and are very excited about his future path."

Scotland under 21 international Morrison added: "The past few years have not been easy for me due to Corona and injuries. 

"But I've always felt very comfortable at Bayern, I'm getting better and better and now I'm all the more looking forward to the future."