Celtic’s development squad played a behind-closed-doors friendly against Aberdeen at the club’s Lennoxtown training facility and there were a few notable names on the team-sheet.
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— Celtic FC Academy (@CelticFCAcademy) February 18, 2020
Wing stars Daniel Arzani and Marian Shved both got starts as they looked to impress Neil Lennon and see more competitive action for the first-team. Ismaila Soro also saw game time as the £2m January signing patiently waits to be given the green light to start his Paradise career.
Both players were involved in goals as Arzani’s shot was followed up by Karamoko Dembele for his side’s second before Shved added a third with just 33 minutes on the clock as the Hoops ran away with victory in a one sided first-half in which the Dons failed to cope with Celtic’s forward line.
Should Lennon "release" Marian Shved into the starting XI?
Fans of the Parkhead club took to Twitter at the news that the much maligned Shved and Arzani were both in action, hoping that they can kick on and make the step-up to Lennon’s team.
He’s freed 😍
— Archie Kelly Barton (@archie_barton) February 18, 2020
Shved is a real person…. 👍👍🍀🍀
— Derek Crawford (@deeko1978) February 18, 2020
Announce starting Against Kilmarnock
— jamie (@Lord_Bitton67) February 18, 2020
Get shved in the first team please
— Marc (@marcmcb11) February 18, 2020
Soro, Shved, Arzani, Dembele 😍😍😍 you love to see it!
— Dylan Bruce (@Dylan_Bruce93) February 18, 2020
— Luke Breslin (@LukeBreslin2) February 18, 2020
Shved has become an almost mythical figure around Parkhead with the youngster’s ability improving with every week that he isn’t in a match day squad, with Lennon changing his shape to one that doesn’t include wingers he may find first-team opportunities even slimmer – if that was possible.