Alan Hutton suggests that players underestimate the demands of playing for Celtic with Hoops forward Marian Shved set for talks over his future.
The former Rangers and Scotland defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, believes that the demands at Celtic Park are much higher than some new signings expect.
As revealed exclusively by Football Insider, the 22-year-old is set to hold crunch discussions over where he stands at Parkhead after being frozen out of the first-team setup.
Having seen Shved struggle to make an impact since his move to Glasgow, Hutton says he understands why the Ukraine international wants clarity over his future.
Hutton told Football Insider: “It’s a difficult one because we haven’t seen much of him, there’s not a great deal you can really say about it.
“Sometimes this happens, you come into a football club and the demands are so high that you’re not used to it. You’re expected to get to a certain level in training and games and it’s not quite worked out.
“You see it quite a lot with Rangers and Celtic, certain players come in and it doesn’t really work out but I’m sure like any footballer, you want to know what’s happening in the future and moving forward. I totally understand the talks.
“It’s difficult, people think maybe going to Scotland, they’ll go there and score goals, it’ll be nice and easy or whatever. It’s tough, people shouldn’t underestimate the league. To be at one of the top teams you have to prove that on a weekly basis.”
Shved has played just three times for Celtic since joining in January 2019, his last appearance a five-minute cameo against Clyde in February.
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