Neil Lennon reveals why Shved has not played much for Celtic

Marian Shved has had a hard time since joining Celtic last year and it might be about to get even worse very soon according to Neil Lennon.

Marian Shved joined Celtic back in January of last year but was immediately loaned back to Karpaty Lviv till the end of the season. He would go on to join up with his new teammates in May. Since then, the winger has suffered through a terrible time though.

Shved was an absolute superstar in his native Ukraine. In 56 appearances for Karpaty Lviv, he scored 23 times and even made his debut for the national side. Celtic though has proven to be too steep a mountain for him to climb till now.

Despite fans calling for his inclusion in the team, he has managed only 35 minutes of football for the Hoops this season although even then he has scored once. And now his time at Parkhead looks set to go from bad to worse as he is about to dropped from the Europa League squad in favour of Jeremie Frimpong.

Frimpong has made an huge impression at the club since arriving in the summer, while Klimala and Soro arrived in January. That leaves Celtic with 3 new players for the Europa League knockout stages. And while the departures of Sinclair and Morgan have freed up two spots, Shved looks to set to make way for the third.

While speaking on the matter with Celtic TV, Neil Lennon said:

“It’ll probably be Maryan Shved.

“He’s found it difficult, he’s struggled with the English, in training, he’s not getting at the level as the rest of them are.

“He’s still a very talented player, but he’s still taking a bit more time to adapt.”

It is always hard for a foreign player to come to Scotland and adjust to life immediately. Fans though will be hoping that Shved manages to do so as soon as possible, as the talent in him is clear for all to see and he can be a huge asset to the club when firing on all cylinders.

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