By support

27th Feb, 2018 | 8:11pm

Unexpected Celtic star decline can be traced back to horrific Old Firm performance

COMMENT
The decline of Scotland’s reigning player of the year and Celtic star Scott Sinclair has been quite something this season.
Even though he is currently Celtic’s top scorer with 17 goals, his performances come nowhere close to those he put in last season, and he found himself dropped from both legs of the Europa League clash against Zenit.
He returned to the side for the 2-0 victory over Aberdeen on Sunday, but aside from a good pass to set up a Moussa Dembele chance he was once again quiet.
He has been overshadowed by fellow winger James Forrest, and with Patrick Roberts set to return he may find himself on the bench again.
The player seems to have found it difficult to recover from a horror show of a performance in the goalless Old Firm derby in December, where he was guilty of missing two great chances, particularly one at the end of the first-half which he sidefooted wide, and his confidence seems to have been shot to pieces since that match.
The only way Sinclair can recover is by putting in good performances for the Hoops, but if he turns in Aberdeen type performance in his next start, the chances of him getting back into the first team way seem remote.
It could well turn out to be a make or break few week for the Englishman and his career in Glasgow.
In other Celtic news, Jack Hendry could start for the Hoops v Dundee
Don’t miss out on breaking and exclusive Celtic news by clicking here for our brilliant 24/7 updates on FacebookInstagram and YouTube.