Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton has slaughtered Scott Sinclair’s performances from last season.

Despite finishing the Hoops’ top scorer with 18 goals in all competitions, Sutton wasn’t a fan of the 29-year-old winger’s performances overall.

Even though Sinclair helped the Hoops to a second consecutive domestic treble, Sutton claimed that his performances last season were a ‘huge disappointment’.

“Scott Sinclair, for one, was a huge disappointment. Rodgers tried to dress up his displays with statistics at one point, but the fact he started leaving him out of big games by the end of term tells you all you need to know” he said, as quoted in his column in the Daily Record.

“It can’t have been easy to follow up a first season when he won every Player of the Year Award going, but the drop off was staggering.”

Sinclair started last season in great form but eventually lost his place in the first-team, and it will be interesting to see how he responds next season.

Football Insider verdict

It’s anybody’s guess what type of performances Scott Sinclair will turn in for the Hoops next season. Despite being top scorer last season his form deteriorated badly, and he fully deserved to lose his place in the first-team. He is more than capable of bouncing back though, and how he fares in pre-season could provide an example of where he will fit in next season. With Patrick Roberts having returned to England one challenger for his place in the starting line-up is gone, which should be a bonus to him. With Sinclair now 29-years-old, and having two years left on his contract, next season could well be a make-or-break one when it comes to his Hoops future. It is highly unlikely that Rodgers will be as forgiving about another year of sub-par performances, and really it is up to the player himself to show that he belongs in the first-team every week.

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