Soon-to-be fit Maryan Shved has Lewis Morgan and Scott Sinclair ahead of him in Celtic’s pecking order.
Celtic boss Neil Lennon confirmed on Tuesday that Maryan Shved is back in full training.
The Ukraine winger suffered an injury earlier in the Hoops’ pre-season campaign and hasn’t yet made a competitive appearance under Lennon.
In fact, Shved, who joined Celtic under Brendan Rodgers for £2 million in January [The Scottish Sun] and was immediately loaned back to Karpaty Lviv, hasn’t even made his debut for the Parkhead side yet.
And despite being available soon, he might face a serious fight to get into the team on a regular basis.
That is because Lewis Morgan has thrown down the gauntlet to him and Scott Sinclair by impressing on the left-hand side of attack so far.
The Scottish winger – who spent the second half of last season on loan at Sunderland after an anonymous time under Rodgers prior to that – was one of Celtic’s stand-out performers in a 2-1 win over Sarajevo in Glasgow last week.
As things stand, Shved, when he is available, could be Lennon’s third-choice option and that must disappoint the 22-year-old.
He will have arrived at Lennoxtown this summer with the hope of having a big season, and although that’s still very possible, his route to first-team football has a few daunting obstacles in the way.