Date: 9th December 2020 at 11:15am
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Celtic pundit Paul John Dykes has recently made a claim about Maryan Shved’s future at Parkhead.

Dykes was hosting the latest episode of the ‘A Celtic State of Mind’ podcast and the panel discussed multiple issues involving the Bhoys. One topic of discussion was Shved and Dykes said that the Ukrainian, in his current loan spell at Mechelen, has had a poor attitude and he wouldn’t fill in the right-wing spot at Celtic.

Shved had joined Celtic from Karpaty Lviv in January 2019 but he had stayed at the Ukrainian club till the end of the 2018/19 campaign. He had returned to Parkhead in the summer of 2019 but he was loaned out to Mechelen in the summer of 2020 (as per Transfermarkt). He is currently valued at £720k.

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Dykes has made it clear that he doesn’t see the winger returning to Parkhead and making an impact in the future.

He said: “I mean, we can view certain players coming in on the relative cheap side and being sold for big money and everybody knows the examples I’m talking about – but, we have actually squandered far more on so-called ‘project’ signings, who were never going to make it at Celtic.

“You’re looking at Shved – Shved’s played three substitute appearances for Mechelen since he went there on a season-long loan. He’s got attitude issues, he’s never going to come back and fill that right-sided berth, which by the way, we would be desperate at points this season to actually have a player who I think we spent £2-2.5 million on and this is what frustrates me.”

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TIF Thoughts on Dykes’ comments regarding Shved…

For Celtic, Shved could make only three first-team appearances and he scored once. He made just a single Premiership appearance for the Bhoys and played only 15 minutes (as per Transfermarkt). This might suggest that Neil Lennon didn’t trust him as a player.

Even at Mechelen, he has played only 54 minutes in the league. That may not do too much to impact Lennon’s perception of the player and because of that, it is understandable why Dykes doesn’t see a future for Shved at Celtic. If things don’t turn around quickly for him at Mechelen, he might continue to be on the peripheries of priorities at Celtic.