A number of Celtic fans have called for Neil Lennon to give Marian Shved a chance to impress against Partick Thistle this weekend.

The Hoops travel to Firhill on Saturday to kick off their defence of the Scottish Cup.

And ahead of the tie, these fans are urging Lennon to give the Ukraine international a opportunity.

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Shved definitely deserves a chance against Partick in our view, given how he is yet to start for Celtic since his arrival from Karpaty Lviv.

In fact, the 22-year-old has featured just twice this season, with both appearances coming as a substitute.

But while he has barely played this campaign, Neil Lennon’s recent comments about the winger do suggest he could be in line for a first-team opportunity, with The Herald quoting the Celtic boss as saying:

He’s doing good. He’s training well. He’s looking lively and has been a wee bit of a bonus this week. He’s a bit of a slow burner, but he’s still young and I’ve really liked what I have seen of him. He’s been good.

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This weekend’s clash with Partick therefore is the ideal time to unleash the 22-year-old in our opinion. 

He has clearly impressed Lennon during the training camp in Dubai and is likely to be full of confidence following the public backing from the Celtic boss.