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CELTIC winger Marian Shved has been snubbed by Ukraine boss Andriy Shevchenko.

The £2million January purchase has been left out of his country’s 23-player international squad and has failed to earn a spot on the six-man stand-by list.

Shved, 22, who was signed by Brendan Rodgers before being immediately loaned back to homeland club Karpaty Lviv, has been overlooked for the Euro 2020 double-header against Portugal and Lithuania.

The lively raider joined up with the Hoops in the summer, but has made only a fleeting appearance as a late substitute in the Champions League qualifier against Nomme Kalju in Estonia when he scored a memorable second goal in the 2-0 triumph.

Missing out for his country will come as a blow for the youngster who has one Ukrainian cap which he picked up in the friendly against Turkey in November.

Shved, who has been nursing an ankle injury in recent weeks, has dropped down the pecking order at the champions with Neil Lennon spoiled for choice with Mikey Johnston and Lewis Morgan in contention for the left side while Mohamed Elyounoussi arrived on a season-long loan from Southampton earlier in the month.

James Forrest is a key man on the right and the Ukrainian’s best hopes of a breakthrough at Parkhead appear to be on the opposite flank.

 
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