Celtic manager Neil Lennon has provided an update on Marian Shved’s progress at the club, The Daily Record report.

Shved signed a pre-contract with the club last January when Brendan Rodgers was still in charge, with the player eventually arriving during the summer.

However, his progress at the club has been slow with Lennon utilising him just twice this season, both appearances coming from the bench.

He hasn’t been named in a matchday squad since way back in October.

Now having been removed from our Europa League squad, Lennon’s latest comments on the winger aren’t particularly heartening.


As quoted by The Daily Record, the manager said: “He’s found it difficult, he struggles with the English and in training at times he’s not at the level the rest of them are.

“He’s still a very talented player, but he’s still taking a bit more time to adapt and acclimatise than maybe some others would.”

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Having been in Scotland for quite a while now, it’d be expected that Shved would adapt to life at Lennoxtown a little bit quicker than he has done.

That he is still struggling to even impress in training, nevermind in a match setting, is a worrying sign that he might just never quite make it at Celtic.

Celtic winger Marian Shved

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

It seems that Lennon still has a little bit of hope about the player’s ability, else he would have moved him on in January and wouldn’t be calling him ‘very talented’ in the media.

However, signings often don’t get too long at Celtic to earn their keep and if he hasn’t shown any progress before the summer there’d be an expectation that he leaves the club at least on a loan basis.

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