Celtic loanee Maryan Shved rifled home a superb strike to grab his 14th goal of the season for Karpaty Lviv yesterday.

It’s recently been revealed that the Ukrainian will be staying in his homeland until the summer. That is most certainly the best way forward for him given how key a player he is for Karpaty.

Maryan Shved (right) is looking extremely exciting (Orhan Cicek/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Since January, Shved has been continuously impressing. His left foot appears to be a bit of a wand, and on a weekly basis, he appears to be producing some magic. Last weekend was no different either.

Lviv were ultimately on the end of a nasty 2-1 defeat away to Desna. But it was on 18 minutes that Shved produced a bit of genius to tie the game up at 1-1. You can watch the video of the goal below.

 

Looking more and more exciting by the week

It’s fitting that the goal was similar to James Forrest’s against Aberdeen yesterday. Cutting inside onto his left foot, Shved curls home a beautiful dipping effort to increase his reputation further.

Make no mistake, this is a player that can come in and cause some immediate damage for Celtic. He looks to have tremendous close-control, speed, and clearly an eye for goal.

Shved remains the joint-second top goalscorer in Ukraine. However, now he’s just three goals short of Junior Moraes at the top of the leaderboard.

James Forrest scored a similar goal yesterday (Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Lviv are also still seven points from the bottom of the league and relegation trouble. With eight games of the campaign to go, there’s still time for some twists and turns in there yet.

It will be interesting to see where the new manager next season sees Shved. Can he truly come in and usurp Forrest? After all, the current Hoops right-winger continues to be a big-game player, and can’t be dropped as it stands.

At the very least, Forrest is going to have some immense competition coming in to rival him next season. Shved continues to light up Ukraine with his skill down the right. Here’s hoping he does the same in Scotland.

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