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Celtic boss' treatment of Scepovic criticised as unfair

Should Stefan Scepovic have had more chances at Celtic?

Celtic's treatment of Stefan Scepovic has been criticised by one of his countrymen, in an interview with the Scottish Sun.

The 25-year-old striker has scored only four goals in 22 appearances in all competitions since joining the club last summer, with just two of those strikes coming in the league.

The reason for his errant form lies with Celtic manager Ronny Deila, argues his friend Stefan Milojevic, who plays for Scottish League One side Morton.

Milojevic feels Scepovic has done enough during his time on the field to warrant more chances.

He said: "I feel sorry for him. I’m really surprised he has not played more often for Celtic. Every player needs games, but I don’t think the Celtic coach has been fair with him.

“Every time he’s been given an opportunity he has scored, provided assists and worked his socks off. Celtic’s fans cannot understand why Stefan is not playing more games."

Scepovic has perhaps been the biggest loser of Celtic's decision to sign John Guidetti on loan. The Swedish striker started this season in terrific form, leaving the Serbian on the sidelines, and it is a role he has been unable to shake off.

Despite Guidetti's form wavering, Leigh Griffiths has turned the corner, and the club signed Gary Mackay-Steven on transfer deadline day earlier this year to add to the competition for places.

Scepovic's last goal came in a 2-0 win over Kilmarnock on January 1, and he has played just 20 minutes of league football since Janury 24. He was not even on the bench for the club's win over St Mirren at the weekend.

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