Scott Sinclair’s comments ahead of the Old Firm derby haven’t gone down too well with Celtic supporters who have been venting on social media.
The Hoops ace was a revelation at Park Head last season when he arrived from Aston Villa and became an instant hit with the fans for his forays from the centre of the park and his ability to find the back of the net.
But it would seem that the supporters’ affections for the 28-year-old have waned throughout the current campaign, and feel his standards have dropped.
Speaking pre-match, Sinclair was quoted as saying on Celtic’s official Twitter feed: “It’s a big game and for players, when we play in these games, we give it our all and enjoy the occasion.”
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) March 6, 2018
In spite of the sentiments of the fans, it must be noted that the former Manchester City man is still the club’s joint-top scorer with 17 goals in all competitions – not bad for a winger who is supposedly out of form and with eight more goals he will equal last season’s tally of 25.
One supporter stated that the winger was a one-season wonder, and another added to the conversation that they believed Sinclair hadn’t played well since the game against Hibernian.
Here is a selection of Twitter responses to Sinclair’s pre-match comment on the Old Firm derby:
That’s why the other clubs have ditched him! But Brendan just loves the boy! A said it when he signed for us! 1season wonder maybe 2 up SPL.. blame Helen!👈😆🍀🍀🍀
— stephen1971 (@milligan19) March 6, 2018
Sorry but this guy is doing some impression of the invisible man at the moment …would not be in my first 11 ….not a chance …has not earned it !!!!
— Robert Johnston (@RobertJ90427282) March 6, 2018
Sinclair has been struggling against the ten-man defences recently. Maybe sevco will play differently, actually giving us an open game?? He might do better then, but even so I’m thinking he’d maybe be better coming off the bench.
— Peter_M (@PJMCM) March 6, 2018
Unfortunately for Sinclair he hasn’t had a good game since the Hibs game and has been missing far to much this season but I am sure he will find his form again. But Sunday we need everyone up for this
— Brennan Bhoy (@BrennanMatin) March 6, 2018
The Beggars will kick EVERYTHING in the first 15-20mins, Sinclair isn't up for that sort of treatment, bring him on if we're 2-3 goals up and they've chucked it. Sub him off again at halftime, for @patrick7roberts. #finishthem
— M.R.Auld (@HoopedAvenger) March 6, 2018
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