Celtic defender Erik Sviatchenko suggests what area of his game needs improvement

The Danish centre-back has already collected a handful of yellow cards during his time at Parkhead.

Celtic defender Erik Sviatchenko has admitted that he needs to improve his disciplinary record after picking up several yellow cards during his first appearances for the Hoops, The Scottish Sun reports.

The 24-year-old only signed for Ronny Deila's side during the January transfer window, but has already been cautioned five times. But while he admitted that was an aspect of his game that needed work, he was confident that he was beginning to make steps in the right direction.

"I think it's been down to poor preparation from me," he told The Scottish Sun.

"I haven't been fully aware of the new players I have faced in Scotland. It's a faster game in Scotland too, so I need to do better on that side of my game.

"But I avoided getting booked in my last game so I am doing better."

While his discipline has been questionable since his arrival at Parkhead, his performance levels have been quite impressive on the whole. His form has been one of the reasons why the Bhoys have not lost in their last eight games in all competitions as they have only conceded two goals in that time with the Denmark international starting to form a strong partnership with Charlie Mulgrew at the heart of the back four.

And while Deila will be hoping that he is able to adapt his game to avoid picking up so many cards in the future, he will be hoping that his attempts to modify his game do not result in Sviatchenko's form dipping as he has shown glimpses during his first months with the club that suggest that he has the potential to be one of their key men for many years to come.

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