A number of Celtic fans have taken to Twitter to rejoice in Marian Shved’s goalscoring display for the Hoops reserves’ friendly on Tuesday afternoon.
The Ukraine international has barely got a look in at Celtic under Neil Lennon this season, with just three first-team appearances – all off the bench.
Shved was signed by Brendan Rodgers shortly before he quit Celtic for Leicester City, the player subsequently seeing out the season on loan back at Karpaty Lviv.
The 22-year-old finished the 2018-19 season with an impressive 15 goals and four assists from 26 appearances in all competitions (Transfermarkt).
Therefore, there were high hopes amongst fans that Shved would be able to make an impact for the defending treble Treble champions.
However, things have not gone to plan, with just 40 minutes of first team action under his belt (Transfermarkt).
Nonetheless, Shved could potentially have sent a big statement to Lennon by getting on the scoresheet in the behind-closed-doors 4-0 win over Aberdeen.
The winger headed home Celtic’s third after being picked out by a pinpoint Daniel Church cross, and the Hoops social media update saw plenty of fans celebrate.
Here is some of the social media reaction to Shved’s efforts:
Announce starting on Sunday ?
— Dylan Bruce (@Dylan_Bruce93) February 18, 2020
This day is his
— Tom (@1882Tom) February 18, 2020
Announce starting Against Kilmarnock
— jamie (@Lord_Bitton67) February 18, 2020
I cannot for the life of me understand why Neil Lennon continues to snub this excellent young talent. He’s a top class player who has proved he can do damage to opposition teams even in the Champions League. Why is Lennon saying he’s not fit when he clearly is?
— Martin Blackshaw (@MartinBlacksha2) February 18, 2020
Gutted hes not in the 1st team
— Henrik Edouardsson (@Celtic_3x3) February 18, 2020
Should be playing every week.. guys a class act @DLeon1798
— DC ??????? (@DC94__) February 18, 2020
— glasgowceltic (@sp5591) February 18, 2020
— Brian (@brianso21) February 18, 2020
— Andy 10inarow doc (@DochertyAndy) February 18, 2020