Celtic winger Maryan Shved has won the Ukrainian Player of the Month award.

The 21-year-old joined the Hoops in January but was loaned back out to Karpaty Lviv immediately.

The Ukraine international is giving Celtic a sneak preview of what he can bring against tough opponents.

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However, he will have a massive challenge ahead of him when he gets to Glasgow.

Shved is showing Hoops he is real deal

When he was bought, Brendan Rodgers didn’t give him the best introduction stating that he had millions of wingers.

Brendan Rodgers didn’t welcome the Ukrainian to Celtic well. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

However, the comments aren’t getting him down as the Player of the Month accolade shows.

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He currently has 11 goals in 20 appearances for Karpaty Lviv this season which is a good return for a winger.

The Ukrainian league isn’t the easiest with the likes of old foes Shakhtar Donetsk as opponents.

Massimo Donati celebrates against Shakhtar Donetsk. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

The left-footed right-winger will need to continue the rich run of form but he has a mammoth task ahead of him.

 

Shved must challenge Forrest and Sinclair

The settled wingers will not give up their positions easily and without a fight.

James Forrest is on a high having scored the winning goal against Rangers in the weekend’s derby fixture.

Scott Sinclair has been a mainstay in the side since Rodgers took over and Neil Lennon hasn’t changed that.

James Forrest scores winning goal against Rangers. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Not only that, the likes of Lewis Morgan will be returning from his loan spell at Sunderland.

Luckily, Shved has a good reputation and age on his side and a similar playing style to former fan favourite, Patrick Roberts.

If the Ukrainian comes anywhere close to the Englishman at Celtic, then he will get along fine.

However, a winger with The Bhoys is arguably the hardest position as the fans are so demanding.

Goalscorer and creator is what the faithful will be looking for and Shved will soon find that out.

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