Celtic player display v Hearts will hopefully spark new life after difficult season
Scott Sinclair is once again Celtic’s top scorer, as his 19th goal of the season took him one ahead of James Forrest, and also clinched a 3-1 win for the Hoops against Hearts.
That doesn’t tell the story of the 29-year-old difficult season season in Glasgow though, as after a blistering start he has been out of form for many weeks and eventually lost his place in the starting line-up, a rare occurrence for a reigning player of the year.
It is hard to work out why Sinclair’s form has deserted him so badly, as the goals dried up and his ability to beat players seemed to end.
In fact, there was a bit of fortune about his goal, as his effort was almost cleared off the line, but was deflected into the empty net.
Brendan Rodgers will be hoping that Sinclair takes confidence from the goal, an puts it into practice for the three games left in the season, especially the Scottish Cup Final.
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He should start the upcoming league game against Kilmarnock, and if he has a good match he has to be in serious consideration for a start in the cup final, as he has an excellent record against Motherwell.
Perhaps lesser players in form slumps wouldn’t be persevered with, but Sinclair proved last season that on his day he is the best player in Scotland, and he still has the chance to prove it all over again this season.
In other Celtic news, Odsonne Edouard could miss the Scottish Cup Final