Marian Shved has insisted that he is glad that he made the switch from his native Ukraine with Karpaty Lviv to the Scottish Champions despite his lack of action for Celtic so far.
The tricky-winger has tallied up just 35 minutes of action under Neil Lennon since arriving in the summer and has struggled to break into the match day squads in-front of Scott Sinclair, Mikey Johnston, Jonny Hayes and most recently Moi Elyounoussi. However, the attacker, who is in the Ukrainian squad for their visit to Serbia today, has no regrets about joining Celtic – as reported in The Scottish Sun.
“I am happy I moved to Scotland. It’s a different style of football than what I have been used to back home.
“I am working hard and learning so much.
“The coaches and manager of Celtic have told me if I keep working hard I will soon start to get minutes on the pitch for them, but it hasn’t happened yet.
“It was great for me to get on the pitch against Ukraine and hopefully I will get some minutes for Celtic soon too.”
With a figure around £2 million pounds attached to Shved, people have been eager to see what he has to offer. A goal in the Kalju game is the only glimpse of what the 22-year-old can offer.
Shved could be called upon as Celtic’s fixture calendar becomes hectic. Shved’s ability to play across either side to give respite to James Forrest or Elyounoussi as Celtic compete across three fronts before Christmas.
The Ukrainian will be hoping to get on the pitch for Ukraine tonight in their Euro 2020 qualifier away to Serbia.