One moment v Motherwell shows how much Celtic player form has nosedived
Scott Sinclair had the chance to become Celtic’s hero against Motherwell and put the Hoops three points closer to the league title – and he blew it.
The Englishman found himself clean through on goal in the dying moments of the game as the ten men of Motherwell finally were breached.
But in a complete reversal of what he would have done last season, the 28-year-old dithered and allowed Motherwell defender Richard Tait to block his weak effort on goal.
The supporters at the stadium were furious, the game ended goalless and Sinclair’s late blunder cost him the chance to be the match-winner in an incident that sums up how his form has nosedived.
It is difficult to work up how the player has fallen so far when compared to last season, when he was deservedly named Scottish player of the year.
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He has scored 17 goals this season, and is still the Hoops’ top scorer, but his all round game has went to pieces in recent weeks, and he has lost his place in the first team as a result.
Brendan Rodgers has a big decision to make regarding Sinclair, as he knows that when he is on his game that he is the best player in Scotland.
Sadly, those days this season look few and far between, an the Englishman hasn’t done enough in recent weeks to win his place back in the first-team.
It wouldn’t be that much of a shock if Rodgers and Sinclair agreed that the player would be better off in pastures new next season, as at the moment he is adding very little to the Celtic cause.
In other Celtic news, Brendan Rodgers has cast doubt on the Hoops future of Stuart Armstrong