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HOOPS’ FROZEN-OUT STAR’S ‘WRONG CHOICE’

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FORGOTTEN man Marian Shved made a mistake joining Celtic.

That’s the forthright view of the man behind the Ukrainian international winger’s £2million move to the champions in January 2018.

Shved was immediately loaned back to his club after agreeing the switch, but rarely figured under ex-boss Brendan Rodgers and has made only three substitute appearances since Neil Lennon returned in February last year.

His last outing came in the 3-0 Scottish Cup win over League One part-timers Clyde in Cumbernauld last month when he replaced Mohamed Elyounoussi with only five minutes to go.

Ukrainian scout and football agent, Yaroslav Zvarych, believes Shved made a mistake moving to Parkhead.

OUT IN THE COLD…Marian Shved in fleeting action against Clyde last month.

Speaking in a report in the Daily Record, he said: “I’m not the player’s agent, but I recommended to Celtic they sign Marian. Everything they learned about him came from me.

“But perhaps he made the wrong choice by choosing the Scottish league.

“I don’t think he properly researched the strength of the league and the competition for places in the squad.

“And I believe the language difficulties he’s experienced won’t have helped him adapt.

“It’s probably a number of small complications for him that have contributed to the bigger picture there in Scotland.”

The Hoops sold wingers Scott Sinclair, to Preston, and Lewis Morgan, to David Beckham’s MLS outfit Inter Miami, in January which left boss Lennon short in the wide areas, but there has been little sign of Shved getting a run in the team.

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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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