Neil Lennon was asked about his Europa league squad with the deadline for submitting the team now passed for the last 32 of the competition.
Lewis Morgan and Scott Sinclair leaving freed up two spaces in the side which would be perfect just to add the two new bhoys. However, Jeremie Frimpong wasn’t part of the Europa League group stage squad and had to be registered this time around meaning someone would have to drop out.
Asked about the two new signings and Jeremie, Neil Lennon told CelticTV:
“Those three will come into the squad”
When asked who has missed out the Celtic manager said: “It’ll probably be Maryan Shved”
“He’s found it difficult, he’s struggled with the English, in training, he’s not getting at the level as the rest of them are”
“He’s still a very talented player, but he’s still taking a bit more time to adapt”
Shved has played a grand total of 35 minutes for Celtic since signing with the club officially in the summer. The winger doesn’t make any squads and many supporters have been desperate to see what he can do.
This is the first proper insight Neil Lennon has given us into why he’s not getting a game. If his training isn’t up to par then it would be difficult for Lenny to pick the winger over others.
It’s up to Shved to make sure Neil can’t leave him out the squad. If you look at other players who currently occupy the side, they’ve had to fight tooth and nail for a place.