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31st Dec, 2016 | 2:14pm

His stats are good but this Celtic player is massively overrated

COMMENT by Amir Mir

Scott Sinclair moved to Celtic from Aston Villa during the summer having been part of the Midlands side’s humiliating relegation.

During his early part of his career in Glasgow, Sinclair has produced some impressive stats, but that does not stop the Celtic player from being overrated.

There is no doubt that Sinclair is playing in an easier league in Scotland compared to the English Premier League.

He has scored 12 goals in all competitions for the Hoops this term, 11 in the SPL, but he failed to make an impact during the Champions League stages.

Furthermore, last season he scored six goals in 33 Premier League, FA Cup and EFL Cup games for Villa, half of those goals came against League One side Notts County.

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This is a further demonstration that he is overrated because, during the big matches, much tougher occasions, the former Premier League player has failed to deliver.

During the Old Firm derby against Rangers, Sinclair did find the back of the net, but it was a simple tap-in at the far post.

Sinclair does possess a lot of pace which can hurt many opposition defences, but his decision-making at times lets him down.

The versatile attacker will continue to produce for Brendan Rodgers side, but when he steps up on the bigger stage, ie. the Champions League or English Premier League, it is only then he will not be labelled a flat track bully.

In other Celtic news, club legend Chris Sutton has slammed this Gers senior figure for talking nonsense.