By Amir Mir

Mark Lawrenson believes Scott Sinclair is at the crossroads in his career ahead of the Celtic and Rangers showdown on Sunday afternoon.

Winger Sinclair joined the Scottish Champions from relegated Aston Villa in the summer and has established himself as one of the club’s top performers this season.

Brendan Rodgers’ side take on their Glasgow counterparts in the Scottish League Cup semi-final on Sunday, after trouncing their rivals 5-1 in September in the league.

But, BBC Sports pundit Lawrenson has suggested that Sinclair is finding life easy in Scotland, after his disappointing campaign with Villa last term.

“I think he’s at the crossroads,” Lawrenson told Football Focus on the BBC. “He’s doing really well at Celtic, but you’re looking at a lad who started almost half of the games at Aston Villa last season and look where they have ended up.

“He looks really good in Scottish football, it’s when and where and why does he come back to English football.”

Former Manchester City player Sinclair scored only two goals in 27 appearances for Villa last season, as wretched player performances saw them record only three wins all term.

But, the former Swansea player has seemingly found his form in Scotland, scoring seven goals in eight league appearances, as Celtic travel to Hampden Park to take on Rangers in their next fixture.

In other Celtic team news, midfielder Scott Brown has given his thoughts on the Rangers fixture on Sunday afternoon.