Alan Hutton claims Celtic will be lining up a loan move for barely-seen winger Maryan Shved this summer after his lack of game time.
The former Rangers and Scotland defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, insists there is no point the attacker sitting around at Parkhead if he is not going to play.
The 22-year-old has managed to make just three appearances for the Bhoys since joining from Karpaty Lviv back in January 2019.
After signing, he spent the remainder of the 2019/20 campaign with the Ukranian side before linking up with his new teammates at Parkhead last summer.
However, after watching the wide man seriously struggle for any meaningful minutes under Neil Lennon, Hutton believes that another loan spell is on the cards this summer.
Asked if he expected Shved to seal a temporary exit for next season, Hutton told Football Insider: “I would have thought so. You can’t just sit there and train all day.
“They’ll be hoping in the summer that other options either in England or even in Scotland come up for him so he can jump to it and get back.
“You need to play, just sitting about doing nothing for half a season or a season is no good to anybody. It’s important that he goes out and plays games.”
Shved has just 40 minutes under his belt for the Bhoys so far, with his longest runout a 20-minute cameo against Kalju in the Champions League qualifiers.
His last appearance came as a substitute against Clyde in the Scottish Cup back in February, the Ukraine international replacing Mohamed Elyounoussi five minutes from time.