Celtic manager Ronny Deila has explained in the Glasgow Evening Times what Stefan Scepovic has to do to force his way back into the Celtic team.
Deila was pressed over why Scepovic was playing for the development side, as the first team went to Italy to take on Inter Milan in the Europa League and he explained the circumstances surrounding his decision.
“He knows the things I think he should work on to get better. He has to show me in training matches that he has improved on these things,” said Deila.
“Then I know how good a player he can be - If you go through the season, people who work hard in training get their reward.”
Scepovic could provide Celtic’s attack with a boost later into the season, but he’s been challenged on the biggest stage by the Norwegian.
If he wants to have a Celtic future and if he wants to feature this season, he has to fight for it and force Deila’s hand in terms of bringing him back into the first team.
He can’t let the fact he appears to be so far away from a first team spot get him down and has to rise to the challenge if he thinks he deserves better.
It’s not going to be easy because the scale of his task is emphasised by the talent and form players who currently hold the key positions up front for the Bhoys.
Leigh Griffiths and John Guidetti are just two examples of the talent in Celtic’s attack and examples of the sort of players the forward should be looking to overtake.