Celtic kid Marian Shved struck a stunning late winner for KV Mechelen just weeks after being told he was finished at the club.

The winger was recently told by manager Wouter Vrancken that he should take up playing billiards because his attitude was not good enough to cut it in the side. But the Ukrainian silenced his doubters with a goal in the 83rd minute to help Mechelen to a 2-1 win over R. Excel Mouscron at home.

Controlling a delivery on his knee, the tricky player turned his defender inside-out before lashing the ball high into the net beyond goalkeeper Kouakou Koffi.

It was his first goal of his loan spell after joining Mechelen back in August. He has played five times and scored once.

Boss Vrancken was furious with Shved's efforts and said: "I don't feel like I should be wasting my time on him anymore. The players and staff have done everything they can to include Shved in the squad, but he puts himself above the group.

"He regularly arrives late and even pretends not to be here. The staff and the players have talked to him several times. I spoke to him in private, I also addressed him in the group. But we haven't got a response.

"Well, it stops now. If he wants to be a loner, he can. Go play billiards for the rest of his life or something.

"He doesn't want to belong in this group where everyone jumps through fires for each other. He is introverted, but his arrogance makes it worse."

Mechelen then confirmed they would NOT be ending his loan spell early.