Forgotten man Marian Shved has confessed he can not get a match for Celtic since his Hoops pals are simply too good.
The wide man has made only three appearances for Neil Lennon’s side because his #2 million move this past year from Karpaty Lviv and has been Brendan Rodgers’ final move on the market.
His short cameo appearance against in the Scottish Cup against Clyde was his first sighting for months and the deal maker that led him to Glasgow recently confessed a fresh start was needed.
Lviv sports manager Oleg Smaliychuk admits that the Ukrainian is not making excuses over his lack of effect with the Premiership champions.
And he revealed that he was surprised the winger decided to sign for Celtic as opposed to Genk, who offered more cash than the Scottish champions.
Smaliychuk stated: “Marian has very powerful qualities as a player and as a person. He never looks for explanations.
“If you requested 99 percent of Ukrainian players they were not playing, they would say that the manager is poor, their representative was crap, or the pitch is not good enough. Anything.
“However, when I asked Marian about Celtic he told me he was trying as hard as he possibly could, but there are several great players at Celtic. He told me they’re a big club and have a fantastic choice of players.
“When the time came for him to proceed, he had an offer from Belgium too. I gave him a list of the pros and cons of going to Genk or Celtic and advised him to make a decision, together with his father.
“I thought he made the ideal option, but how was he to know Brendan Rodgers would leave right away. Celtic were also likely to loan him to another club in Scotland but changed their minds also.
“Genk actually offered more cash than Celtic, but we gave him the choice and he chose Celtic. Looking back and knowing what we know today, he might have made the wrong option.”