Peter Lovenkrands comments on Celtic's Erik Sviatchenko

Rangers legend Peter Lovenkrands believes that Celtic defender Erik Sviatchenko has a lot to prove in the Scottish Premiership.

As quoted by the Glasgow Evening Times, Rangers legend Peter Lovenkrands has suggested that Celtic centre-back Erik Sviatchenko has a lot to prove as he continues to feel his way into Scottish Premiership life.

The 24-year-old, who joined the Hoops from Danish side Midtjylland in January, has experienced something of a lukewarm start to life in Glasgow.

There has been suggestions that the Denmark international has struggled with the pace of things in Scotland's top flight so far, having picked up five bookings in his last seven Celtic matches.

Although the Ibrox legend claims not to have seen a great deal of him, Lovenkrands is nonetheless interested to see whether his fellow Dane takes to the division like he did during his trophy-laden spell with the enemy.

"He [Svitachenko] still has a lot to prove so it'll be interesting to see how he copes with his move," Lovenkrands is quoted as saying the Glasgow Evening Times.

"I've not really seen enough of him to say whether I rate him but I'm intrigued to see how he copes."


Sviatchenko, who has managed seven Scottish Premiership starts thus far, could be given his first taste of the famous Old Firm derby next month.


Both Glasgow giants face off in a Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden Park on April 17 - just the second meeting between the sides since 2012.

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