Brendan Rodgers has dropped Scott Sinclair for tonight’s game against Motherwell, and it is the correct thing to do.
Not for reasons to do with Sinclair’s controversial performance against Motherwell in the Betfred Cup Final on Sunday, but for reasons of form, as Sinclair hasn’t played well for weeks.
The winger would have been booed tonight every time he touched the ball, but an experienced player like him would be used to that.
The real issue is his form dropping off compared to last season, when he deservedly was named Player of the Year.
A thing that’s been forgotten about in the aftermath of Sinclair’s ‘dive’ at the weekend was that he had played awfully up until the penalty incident.
That incident may have helped to win the game but didn’t improve his performance for the rest of the game.
With James Forrest being in great form there was no way he could be left out of the side, so it makes sense for Patrick Roberts to replace Sinclair on the wing tonight.
Perhaps the move to the bench will prove to be a wake-up call for the Englishman, as he will want to be part of the Celtic side for next week’s Champions League match against Anderlecht.
This looks to be yet another good move by Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers.
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