Danny Mill insists that Scott Sinclair’s attitude will determine how successful his move from Celtic to Preston North End is this month.
The former Leeds and Manchester City defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, says that the 30-year-old has a big point to prove after falling down the pecking order in Glasgow.
Celtic confirmed in a statement earlier this week that they had agreed a deal with Preston over a permanent move for the winger after his struggles for first-team football at Parkhead.
Mills says that Sinclair has got to show the right attitude if he is to make the move back to England a success, suggesting that his approach may not have been right at Celtic.
Mills told Football Insider: “A player that has shown loads of potential, burst on the scene, moved to Manchester City for big money, a big move, and it just hasn’t happened for him.
“Now, another player who needs to kickstart his career. Sometimes when a player moves for big money, they get a little bit comfortable sat in the reserves not playing.
“Now we need to see what is his attitude like, how desperate is he to play and how desperate is he to prove a point? He goes there, he’s got to shine.
“When you’re a big player coming into a, without being disrespectful, a smaller club, everybody is looking at you for the standards.
“You have to go there and prove a point, you have to work harder than everybody else, you have to be humbler than everybody else – you can’t be big time. It will be down to his attitude as to whether that works out or not.”
Sinclair played 167 times for the Bhoys during his time in Scotland, but only featured seven times this season.
In other Celtic news, the club have accepted a six-figure deal for one of their first-team players.