Deila backs struggling £2.3m Celtic signing to find form soon


Ronny Deila believes that Celtic striker Stefan Scepovic will hit top form soon.

Ronny Deila has backed struggling Celtic striker Stefan Scepovic to hit form soon, if he is given time to adapt to his new surroundings.

The front-man is yet to hit the back of the net since arriving from Sporting Gijon in a £2.3 million transfer over the summer, but Deila is confident he will find form soon - and insists that he will keep picking him.

"He needs time, but he is improving all the time and is going to get chances to show himself," he said to the Scottish Evening Times.

"Stefan is an important player, but he needs to get matches and get things settled."

Scepovic's scoring record across the continent is a decent one and he will be hoping to start showing his top form soon.

At the moment he is being rather overshadowed by fellow summer addition John Guidetti, who has settled in instantly after a move from Manchester City.

It means that the pressure on Scepovic to perform has arguably increased, but Deila will know all about the scrutiny his new striker is under.

The Bhoys boss has been the source of much frustration for Celtic fans over the opening of the campaign.

His continuous tinkering with the team and questionably tactical decisions have been criticised, whilst results have also been poor.

Although the Norwegian has guaranteed that the side will win the league, but they are already playing catch-up, and an exit from the Champions League during qualifying was also a major disappointment. 

On Saturday the Bhoys face Ross County and both Deila and Scepovic will be looking to alleviate some of the pressure on themselves during the fixture. 

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