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Celtic attacker Scott Sinclair is in a run of poor form at the moment, having scored only two goals in his last 14 appearances for the Hoops, but it wouldn’t be a surprise if Brendan Rodgers selected the player to start Sunday’s Old Firm clash.

Rodgers trusts players who have done well for him in the past, which is why Callum McGregor and Stuart Armstrong have kept their places in the team this season despite struggling with poor form at times themselves.

Incredibly enough, Sinclair is still the Hoops’ top scorer this season with 17 goals, which puts him one ahead of James Forrest, but that doesn’t tell the whole story as Sinclair has looked shot to pieces at times, most recently in the Scottish Cup tie against Morton.

Interestingly, the Englishman was on the bench for both legs of the Europa League clash against Zenit, but he returned to the side against Aberdeen, which shows that Rodgers still trusts him in big matches.

The 28-year-old does have an excellent record against the Gers, scoring five goals against them last season, and Rodgers may feel that Sinclair’s experience will count for a lot in what is bound to be a fevered atmosphere.

However, if Sinclair starts and the Hoops lose, then the fans may well turn on Rodgers for the first time in his Hoops career.

In other Celtic news, Dermot Gallagher has given his verdict on a controversial penalty awarded to the Hoops 

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