Celtic have been given a bit of a concern on the right side of their midfield, after Marian Shved was sent home on national duty after picking up an injury, according to the 67hailhail website.

The winger has only featured once for the Bhoys but that did not stop him from receiving a call up for Ukraine, for their Euro2020 qualifiers this week, however he was unable to play after suffering a knock in a training incident.

It is not yet known the extent of the injury to Shved, with Celtic not currently in action given that it is the international break, but a full prognosis will be expected when Neil Lennon addresses the media ahead of Saturday’s trip to face Hamilton Academicals.

Although the Ukrainian hasn’t been a regular for the Bhoys since he arrived from Karpaty Lviv back in January, he plays in a position where there isn’t a lot of depth for the Scottish champions, which is where the concern lies.

Celtic do still have James Forrest who will play on the right side of the midfield, but should anything happen to him until Shved returns from his injury, Lennon could be forced to mix and match, which is less than ideal with the start of the Europa League group stage just over a week away.

The Bhoys have a lot of players who can play on the wing, but most of them are naturally suited to the left side of the formation, although it might be that if needed someone like Lewis Morgan will have to switch sides and come inside on his favoured foot.

It is a situation which the Celtic boss and supporters will monitor with interest, with the hope that the injury to Shved isn’t as bad as it might be, although with him being sent home early, the suspicion is that it could be.


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