Marian Shved was an unused substitute once again as Celtic beat Hearts. Many Celtic fans believe Shved should have been given a run-out, especially after the club went 3-0 up after 60 minutes.
Neil Lennon decided to use rarely-seen striker Vakoun Issouf Bayo and he repaid the faith with a brace. There is a feeling that Shved could make a similar impact – if only he was given a chance.
The Ukraine U21 winger – who already has one senior cap – signed for Celtic last January. He returned to Karpaty Lviv on loan until this summer, scoring 23 goals in 55 games from the wing for the Ukrainian top-flight club.
Shved is a left-footed winger with an eye for goal. He likes operating on the right flank and cutting inside so fans were understandably excited that he would be part of the squad this year. But things have not gone smoothly just yet.
The 22-year-old has been named in five matchday squads but has only played in one of those games. That was against Nomme Kalju in the Champions League when he came on for 20 minutes and scored.
Here are some tweets after Lennon decided to leave Shved out once again.
Can we have an explanation as to whats the deal with Sinclair being shunned and why Shved isnt getting game time? I dont accept the ‘Its because Morgan is in good form’ excuse! Something underhanded is afoot, @Scotty_Sinclair deserves better!
— Stephen Tougher (@Tjpapabear) August 25, 2019
— Scott Simpson (@HardcoreMilkman) August 25, 2019
Shved would have set up his Hattie and scored 3 himself.
— Antio_Orion™🔫 (@AntioOrion) August 25, 2019
Kind of get the feeling that Lenny doesn’t like the lad
— 🏴 Gun saoradh Alba 🍀 (@bunglewheat) August 25, 2019
No Shved? That’s fine… pic.twitter.com/73IjrgZE8h
— Martin (@MartinAC1888) August 25, 2019
Just sell shved at this point, poor lad
— Boli.MBolingoliCSC (@Taylor59150834) August 25, 2019