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15th Jan, 2018 | 8:31pm

Celtic star overlooked by international manager and it could spell early World Cup exit

Celtic forward Scott Sinclair has blossomed since his switch to Celtic Park in the Summer of 2016, after not quite achieving his full potential in England.
Although his form has slightly dropped this season, Sinclair admitted he is his own biggest critic when he does not perform.
The former Chelsea and Manchester City forward won the treble with Celtic in his first season, also winning the prestigious ‘Player of the season award’.
It seems that the Hoops are well on track to repeat that historic feat, having already won the Scottish League Cup.
Scott Sinclair has been integral to this run of domination in Scotland, scoring 40 goals to date for the Hoops, also notching 12 assists this season alone.
But has the English born forward been overlooked with regards to the England senior team?
Although he is playing in a lower standard of football compared to his compatriots, his stats are considerably better.
When compared with Southgate’s selections at the Winger position, Sinclair has more goals and assists than the usual suspect of: Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard and Dele Alli.
This is a statistic that cannot be ignored, as England have often looked lacklustre in front of goal.
One thing that can be said for the former England under-21 manager, is that he is phasing youthful talent into the first team, with the likes of Tammy Abraham, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Harry Maguire all seeing senior action.
Yet it seems as though Sinclair has been wildly overlooked, as he has never had a earned a cap for the first team – despite being the best player in Scotland.
With the World Cup just around the corner, you’d have thought Southgate would have experimented with all of his attacking options if he is to avoid an early bath.
In other Celtic news, it has been reported that a Premier League club has not made a bid for this Celtic striker, amid suggestions of interest.
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