As the transfer window draws to a close, Celtic at the time of writing have yet to complete a signing of the final day of the window.
What has been confirmed though is the exit of Lewis Morgan, who finally joined Inter Miami after a protracted transfer.
The Hoops have now sold two wingers in the transfer window, with Scott Sinclair also leaving, and as yet neither player has been replaced.
Hoops without a number of wingers
Celtic are also without the injured pair of Mohamed Elyounoussi and Mikey Johnston, who played on the wing at various times this season.
It looks as if Celtic aren’t going to make that many more signings as the window gets set to close. That relative lack of activity – only two new signings – could lead to Celtic players who have not featured that often getting a chance.
One such player who fits into that category is Marian Shved. Shved has been an outcast at Celtic Park this season.
He has only featured twice for the Hoops this season, playing a grand total of 35 minutes. Shved doesn’t seem to be in contention under Neil Lennon at all.
However, he might be given a chance due to the lack of wing options at the club, even if the Hoops do manage to sign one more player before the deadline closes.
Interestingly, in one of those two appearances – against Nomme Kalju – he scored a goal, and it was a good finish too.
A pedigree for scoring goals
Shved has a pedigree for scoring goals. He scored 15 in his final season at Karpary Lviv. That alone should be enough for him to be given a chance for the Hoops in the weeks to come.
Shved is under contract at Celtic until 2023. He should be given a chance to prove his worth before his contract length is considered a mistake.
There have been unlikely Celtic heroes in the past – Jean-Joel Perrier-Doumbe once scored the winning goal in the Scottish Cup Final.
Shved could be one of the most unlikely heroes if he manages to help the Hoops clinch nine in a row. For that to happen though, he has to be given a chance.