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Rodgers’ final signing has no regrets despite lack of game time

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Marian Shved has no regrets about his transfer to Celtic.

The Ukrainian arrived in Scotland at the end of the January transfer window to be greeted with the news that Brendan Rodgers already felt that the club had millions of wingers.

Going back to Karpaty Lviv on loan seemed the best option to take, allowing Shved to prepare for a new season at Celtic rather than getting pitched into a title battle with deep fault lines between the manager of the club and the chief executive.

Neil Lennon included Shved in his squad for the pre-season trip to Austria and Switzerland but in competitive matches he has only managed two substitute appearances against Nomme Kalju and Ross County.

Despite his lack of playing time the 22-year-old told the Daily Record that he has no regrets over joining Celtic.

I am happy I moved to Scotland. It’s a different style of football than what I have been used to back home. I am working hard and learning so much.

The coaches and manager of Celtic have told me if I keep working hard I will soon start to get minutes on the pitch for them, but it hasn’t happened yet. It was great for me to get on the pitch against Ukraine and hopefully I will get some minutes for Celtic soon too.

Shved is back in the Ukraine national squad but unless he can get more regular first team football his place in the squad for next summer’s European Championships must be in doubt.

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