Success of Celtic signing would prove Brendan Rodgers wrong

By John Reid

July 31, 2019

It should be remembered that when Marian Shved was first linked with Celtic in January, then manager Brendan Rodgers didn’t seem too fussed about the deal.

“I can’t say I know a great deal about him but what I have seen he is a talent and something that will probably benefit the club in the future” he said, as reported by Sky Sports.

However, his following comments were more noteworthy.

“We’ve got about a million wingers”

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“We’ve got about a million wingers and don’t need another one” he said. With those comments in mind, it was no shock that Shved stayed with Karpaty Lviv for the rest of the season, before joining up with the Hoops.

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Should Shved succeed at Celtic it would prove Brendan Rodgers wrong. It would show that he more than capable of succeeding for the Hoops, and that perhaps Celtic were wrong to let him complete last season in the Ukraine.

Fine start to his Celtic career

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Shved has already started his Celtic career well. He scored an excellent goal in the 2-0 win over Nomme Kalju in what was his competitive debut.

It would be a real fillip for Celtic this season if Shved turned out to be the player that he looks capable of being. A winger with an eye for goal has been useful for Celtic in recent years – look at James Forrest and Scott Sinclair.

If Shved can follow in their footsteps he will be a real find indeed.