Report: Celtic's Marian Shved to be given chance to impress in pre-season

David Walton June 9, 2020
Report: Celtic's Marian Shved to be given chance to impress in pre-season
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Rarely-seen Celtic winger Marian Shved is set to be given his opportunity to impress during pre-season, the Scottish Sun has reported.

The Scottish Sun has also stated that former club Karpaty Lviv is interesting in taking him back to Ukraine on loan. However, he’s to be given his chance to show Neil Lennon his worth this summer.

This follows a dismal first full season with the Hoops after signing under Brendan Rodgers back in January 2019. He then went back on loan to Karpaty Lviv, before making just three appearances in his debut season in Glasgow (Transfermarkt).

The Scottish Sun believes that Oleksandriya, a rival club of Karpaty Lviv from Ukraine, is also interested in his services. However, the player’s preferred route if he has to depart would be to head back to his former club.

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No sense in sending Shved back to Ukraine

Let’s take a step back and talk under the assumption that Shved doesn’t impress. Sending him back to Ukraine won’t achieve an awful lot from Celtic’s perspective.

Shved already spent the beginning of his career with Karpaty. What evidence is there to believe that he would come back a better player just because he’s playing games?

Should Celtic decide that there isn’t a place for the Ukraine international at Parkhead this season, they must remain smart about his next move. Remember, Lennon detailed last season that a struggle with the English language was a key part of Shved’s misfortunes since signing for the club (Daily Record).

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Surely, if Celtic are to send him out on loan, he has to then remain in Britain? If he was to leave and go home to Ukraine, the club would just be sending him back into his comfort zone. It would reek from the outside as though the club was giving up on him.

Of course, none of that will matter if he makes an impression this summer. This should act as a chance to hit the refresh button for Shved. He clearly has talent, as he showed by coming on against Nomme Kalju and netting his only Celtic goal back in July.

It’s going to be a massive next couple of months for Shved with regards to his Celtic career. Here’s hoping he’s finally set to show all of us why the Hoops brought him to Scotland in the first place.

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David is a keen writer who's always looking to engage readers in his content. He has a strong knowledge of Scottish and English football - writing content on the Scottish game since the beginning of his studies in 2014.