Celtic star Scott Sinclair was recently being touted for an England call-up but on recent form for the Hoops, the 28-year-old should concentrate on getting his act together for his club before worrying about his country.
The former Man City, Chelsea and Aston Villa winger was a revelation for Celtic in his debut season but has struggled to come close to that sort of form this term.
Despite being a mainstay of the first-team, Sinclair was dropped by Brendan Rodgers for the recent Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain before returning to the starting XI for the Scottish League Cup final with Motherwell on Sunday.
Against ‘Well, Sinclair struggled to have any impact on the game whatsoever and his most notable contribution was a horrendous dive which somehow fooled referee Craig Thomson into sending Motherwell defender Cedric Kipre off and awarding the Hoops a penalty.
With Patrick Roberts close to full fitness, James Forrest in the best form of his career and the likes of Callum McGregor going from strength to strength Sinclair will do well not to find himself back among the substitutes on Wednesday night when Celtic face Motherwell again – this time in the Scottish Premiership.
Last season Sinclair picked up the Scottish Football Writers’ Player of the Year, PFA Scotland Player of the Year, Celtic Players’ Player and Supporters’ Player of the Year awards.
Less than six months later, the former Olympian could see himself axed from Celtic’s starting XI as his form continues to disappoint and the calls for him to earn the major honour of an England call-up could completely perish, as well as his hopes of going down in Parkhead history.
In other Celtic news, ex-Hoops manager Neil Lennon has taken a brutal swipe at Rangers for their manager search.