Date: 31st August 2019 at 5:00pm
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EXCLUSIVE

Jackie McNamara says he would like to see Scott Sinclair remain a Celtic player past the end of the transfer window but admits the winger could be on his way over the coming days.

The former Hoops and Scotland star, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, says that the 30-year-old still has plenty to offer in attack and that even on an off day he poses a threat to the opposition.

Sinclair, who joined the Bhoys back in 2016, has been linked with a move away over the summer window but with just days to go until the market closes on Monday (2nd September), he remains on the books at Parkhead.

With a number of other attacking options out wide for Neil Lennon, McNamara admits he would understand if Sinclair did want to move away but insists he would rather keep him on board for the upcoming season.

Asked if he would like to see Sinclair stay at the club, McNamara told Football Insider: “Yeah, I would, aye. Obviously, if he’s not getting the game time he might want to go at this stage of his career but it’s whether or not that happens. He’s still Celtic’s player.

“I’ve seen that he was linked with a move and Neil wants him to stay. I like Scott Sinclair, he’s done well over the years he’s been at Celtic. He’s a player who can always do something, even if it’s not the best of games he still carries a threat.

“It will be interesting to see if he’s still here when the window shuts.” 

The former Manchester City forward has not started any of the club’s games this season, featuring just four times as a substitute off the bench.

He has not been included in a matchday squad for the last five games, his last outing coming in an 11-minute cameo against Motherwell.

However, he has a superb track record for Celtic, scoring 61 goals and supplying 34 assists from 164 matches for the club.

In other Celtic news, McNamara has told Football Insider that the club have made a “top-quality” signing that should have the fans delighted.