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Using Marian Shved can help Celtic get over defeat to Rangers

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Using Marian Shved can help Celtic get over defeat to Rangers

The Ukranian has been a Hoops outcast during the season so far.

Celtic are currently on a winter training camp in Dubai and will aim to put an Old Firm defeat behind them when the football returns.

The Hoops were beaten 2-1 at Celtic Park before the mid-season break and Neil Lennon knows the threat which Rangers now possess.

Celtic will hope to complete a quadruple treble this season but for the first time in many years, the Gers have come out firing.

Lennon knows his players must remain focused and get back to winning ways as soon as possible.

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The boss could have a secret weapon within his ranks and it might be time to unleash him on the first-team.

Marian Shved signed for Celtic for £1.75 million back in 2019 from Karpaty Lviv (The Scottish Sun).


He hasn’t managed to get a look in under Lennon so far. He has made just one squad this season and that came in a Champions League qualifier against Kalju Nomme back in July.

With Ryan Christie facing a ban and Mikey Johnstone looking pretty average against Rangers, the door could swing open for Shved.

The Ukranian trickster is comfortable on either flank or in the hole just behind a striker and Lennon needs to place his faith in him.


Celtic supporters have demanded the club lands some quality during the transfer window.

Playing the 22-year-old outcast could go a long way towards keeping the supporters content, however.

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After such a damaging loss last time out, Lennon really doesn’t have anything to lose by utilising Shved in the coming months.

The man with two full Ukraine caps is direct, can beat a man and has the flamboyance to get Celtic supporters out of their seats.

Shved has the potential to be a real star and Lennon would be wise not to ignore him any longer.

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