Why Celtic summer signing's future at the club already looks in doubt

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Celtic's Stefan Scepovic has made a poor start to life at Parkhead.

Celtic striker Stefan Scepovic could be in danger of being sold in the summer, just 12 months after he arrived at Parkhead.

Scepovic joined the Bhoys from Sporting Gijon in a transfer valued at £2.7 million by the Daily Record, but he has failed to make any sort of impression and already his future looks doubtful. 

The target man centre-forward has slipped further and further down the pecking order at the club and it is becoming hard to see where he fits in.

With Leigh Griffiths stepping out of the shadows to become the side's main striker in recent times, Scepovic is likely to play even more of a peripheral role until the end of the campaign and Ronny Deila may decide to cut his losses in the summer. 

Celtic are still working on a deal to bring John Guidetti to the club, according to Sky Sports, whilst they also have Anthony Stokes and Kris Commons - who has just committed to stay for another two years - who can play in striking roles, if needed. 

As a result, Scepovic does not have a clear function in the team and that has been reflected in the amount of game time he has received this term.

The Serbian has made just seven starts since arriving at Parkhead this summer and he has played a combined total of just over 100 minutes since the turn of the year. 

During his time on the pitch Scepovic has scored just four times and it is hard to see that record improving, unless there is a considerable improvement in his play.

It means that his transfer to the club is already showing signs that it will not work out and his departure looks a distinct possibility once the summer window opens. 

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