Celtic boss, Neil Lennon should be looking to get Maryan Shved out the door – on loan – because at the moment he isn’t contributing anything.
This is what Alan Hutton has told Football Insider as the former Rangers defender turned pundit was asked to give his opinion on how the Hoops gaffer should deal with the attacker.
So what has Hutton said?
When asked if he sees a temporary move as the best option to get Shved game time, he said:
“I would have thought so. You can’t just sit there and train all day.
“They’ll be hoping in the summer that other options either in England or even in Scotland come up for him so he can jump to it and get back.
“You need to play, just sitting about doing nothing for half a season or a season is no good to anybody. It’s important that he goes out and plays games.”
So is Hutton correct?
Absolutely, Shved may be a talented young player but unless he plays regular football he will stagnate and at worst, regress.
As a Ukrainian international he obviously has potential but with just a handful of minutes under his belt this season, he only has two choices facing him, leave permanently or go out on loan and prove that he can still be a success, after all Ryan Christie wasn’t an instant hit in the green and white hoops.
Nobody knows what the transfer market will look like when football eventually returns and having a player like Shved on the books could be useful for Celtic, if he can be developed properly he could yet prove to be an asset and save some money in the process.
As a natural winger, Lennon’s change of formation didn’t help Shved’s chances of making a breakthrough and it may be that both parties decide to cut their losses, not every signing can be a Moussa Dembele or Odsonne Edouard after all.