Celtic loan latest: Class footage of the Marian Shved display that is earning rave reviews

By Euan Davidson

January 27, 2021

Celtic fans like Marian Shved. So, buckle up: it’s good news time.


KV Mechelen beat Waasland-Beveren last night, in a 5-goal thriller away from home. Most importantly, from a Celtic perspective, Ukrainian winger Marian Shved scored twice. A last-minute winner sealed the three points for Mechelen, who have won 4 of their last 5 matches [WhoScored?].

Shved set up the first goal, taken well by Sandy Walsh in the 8th minute. Shved added his first on the 26th minute, and a Mechelen win looked like an inevitability.

However, Waasland-Beveren took the game to KV, scoring twice within 10 minutes as Shved’s side looked like capitulating. Waasland looked good value for a draw until Celtic loanee Shved popped up again, “who hit the winning goal against the ropes in extra time” [Nieuwsblad].

The result moves KV Mechelen up to 10th in the Jupiler Pro League. Jack Hendry’s Oostende currently sit 7th.

On international duty: Ukraine and Celtic winger Marian Shved / (Photo by Peter Lous/Soccrates/Getty Images)

Celtic loanee Shved showing excellent signs

All but frozen out at Celtic, Shved has made strides in the latter portion of this league season in Belgium. He hadn’t exactly impressed on loan prior to his recent run of form. His manager Wouter Vrancken has criticised his work ethic not long after arriving at KV Mechelen.

Vrancken told HLN: “The players and staff do everything they can to include Shved in the story. But he puts himself above the group. He regularly arrives late and pretends not to be here. The staff and the players have talked to him several times. I spoke to him in private, I also addressed him in the group.

“Then if you don’t even get a response… Well, it stops. If you want to be a loner, you can. But then go play billiards or something. Then you don’t belong in this team, where everyone goes through the fire for each other. He is introverted. And his arrogance makes it worse.”

However, Shved has impressed in recent weeks, with a change in attitude and a willingness to work for the shirt. With Celtic needing reinforcements in wide positions, there’s a real hope that Shved can build momentum and challenge for a place next season.

While his technique has never been in doubt, he was largely forgotten at Celtic. Perhaps in 21-22, we can finally see what all the fuss was about [Daily Record] when he signed in 2019.