Celtic 28-year-old future could be at crossroads after missing glorious win - view
Amid all the excitement of Celtic’s thoroughly deserved 1-0 win over Zenit in the Europa League, one aspect of the match that hasn’t really been discussed is that the fact that the reigning Scottish football player of the year and the Bhoys’ top scorer this season, Scott Sinclair, was left on the bench.
Even more damning was the fact that the Bhoys turned in their best performance in months against Roberto Mancini’s team, they didn’t miss the Englishman one bit.
Despite the fact that the 28-year-old has scored 17 goals this season, his performances don’t seem a match for those of last season, indeed his being out-performed by James Forrest, who is on 16 goals and is currently having the best season of his career.
It will be interesting to see if Sinclair returns to the side for the second leg against Zenit in Russia, form-wise you would have to say that he deserves to remain on the bench, and it seems more likely that he will start the upcoming league game against St Johnstone on Sunday instead.
If Sinclair doesn’t regain his place in the team by the end of the season, he may well look to return to England, and a move to a bottom half Premier League club or top of the table Championship club, but that remains to be seen, as for now he’ll be focused on regaining his place in the first team at Celtic Park.
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