Celtic recently uploaded highlights of the friendly that took place between the reserve team and Aberdeen reserves on the club’s YouTube channel.

Perhaps the most notable aspect of the game, which the Hoops side won 4-0, was the presence of Marian Shved in the side.

The Hoops attacked has rarely featured for the first-team this season. He has made only two appearances, in fact.


However, that does not seem to have stopped the player from having an eye for goal. Shved scored the Hoops’ third goal in the match, with a close range header.

Interestingly, it was his first goal for the Hoops since he scored against Nomme Kalju in his competitive debut for the club back in July.

Fallen down pecking order

Since then though, he has fallen right down the pecking order, and didn’t even make the squad for the Europa League, which Neil Lennon confirmed would happen as reported by the Scottish Sun.

Celtic winger Marian Shved

Celtic winger Marian Shved / (Photo by Peter Lous/Soccrates/Getty Images)

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Still, he will be hoping that the goal in the friendly will have been noticed by the Hoops boss. It has to be a good sign for the player that he has not lost the ability to find the back of the net.

However, unless something drastically changes between now and the end of the season, then Shved is unlikely to get that many chances at the club.

Hoops have plenty of attacking players

Celtic already have plenty of attacking players in the squad.

Celtic winger Marian Shved

Celtic winger Marian Shved / (Photo by Peter Lous/Soccrates/Getty Images)

The likes of Mohamed Elyounoussi and Mikey Johnston, both of whom have had to deal with long-term injuries this season, are probably ahead of Shved in the Hoops squad, even though Elyounoussi is on loan and both players have missed plenty of playing time.

Shved can only do what is asked of him though. If that means playing for the reserves, then so be it. Even better if he scores in that game.

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