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HOOPS KID BACKED TO BE SMASH-HIT

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NEIL LENNON is backing £2million New Bhoy Maryan Shved to be a smash-hit at Celtic.

The Ukranian winger has netted six goals in his last four games for Karpaty Lviv after being loaned back to the club following his January transfer to the champions.

The 21-year-old attacker’s speciality is spectacular strikes and interim manager Lennon reckons Hoops fans are in for a treat when the entertaining attacker arrives in the new season.

The Irishman, speaking to the Daily Record, said: “I think we are all excited about him coming into the building. He looks a very exciting prospect, so, hopefully, get to see him soon.”

Even if Lennon does not get the managerial post on a permanent basis at the end of the campaign, he reckons the team must add an extra dimension up front in the new campaign that should see them going for a ninth successive title to equal the achievement of Jock Stein’s great side in the mid-sixties and early seventies.

He added: “Whether I’m the manager or not, we would like to be more forceful in the final third with pace and energy and people who can break the lines, people who can get behind the opposition.”

Another talented youngster who is hoping to make an impact next term is Australian World Cup winger Daniel Arzani who arrived on a two-year loan deal from Manchester City in the summer.

Tom Rogic’s international team-mate was stretchered off during his debut in the 5-0 win over Dundee at Dens Park in October, but the forgotten man will be pushing Shved all the way for game-time by the time the new campaign rolls around.

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