STEFAN SCEPOVIC is not being treated fairly by Celtic, according to Morton’s Serbian defender Stefan Milojevic.
Scepovic, who arrived in a £2.2million deal from Spanish outfit Sporting Gijon in August, has struggled to make an impact at the Hoops and has scored only four goals in 22 appearances, his last strike coming in the 2-0 win over Kilmarnock on January 5.
Amazingly, Milojevic, a friend of the Parkhead frontman, blames Ronny Deila for his fellow-countryman’s lack of goals.
The Division One performer believes Scepovic has done enough during his time on the field to warrant more chances.
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He said: “I feel sorry for him. I’m really surprised he has not played more often for Celtic. Every player needs games, but I don’t think the Celtic coach has been fair with him.
“Every time he’s been given an opportunity he has scored, provided assists and worked his socks off. Celtic’s fans cannot understand why Stefan is not playing more games.”
Scepovic has played just 20 minutes of league football since January 24. He was not even on the subs’ bench for the club’s win over St Mirren on Friday.
His lack of a killer touch has seen him drop down the pecking order behind Leigh Griffiths, John Guidetti and Anthony Stokes.
Boss Deila has already publicly backed the misfiring marksman and has insisted he will be given time to settle in at the SPFL champions.
The fans might have expected an instant dividend from the much-travelled 25-year-old. Gary Mackay-Steven and Stuart Armstrong hit the ground running when they arrived from Dundee United on the last day of the January transfer window.
Remarkably, the former Tannadice double-act cost a combined total of £2million – £200,000 LESS than Scepovic.