By Danny Wright
Scott Sinclair believes that his Celtic team-mate Scott Brown doesn’t get the praise he deserves for his consistently brilliant displays in midfield.
While it is the attacking players that get most of the credit in Brendan Rodgers’ squad – especially Sinclair who won the SPFA player of the year last season – Brown’s job in the heart of the midfield is something that is seen as “under-rated” according to the former Manchester City winger.
The Hoops captain will no doubt go down in Parkhead history once his time at the club is over for the sheer amount of trophies he has lifted during his captaincy.
Now, Sinclair has made it clear just what he thinks about Scotland international Brown and has admitted that the attacking force has taken the shine off his performances leading to him not getting the credit he deserves.
“Scott is very under-rated and goes under the radar. He is our captain and leader,” the English winger said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
“Not only does he make strong challenges, but he also gets the ball down and passes it and controls the midfield.
“The front three, when we are playing and scoring goals, maybe takes a bit of the spotlight off Scott.”
Sinclair was incredible form for Celtic last season, scoring 25 goals in his debut year with the club.
The 28-year-old has started this campaign in a similar vein of form, scoring nine goals already and supplying six assists in 13 appearances across all competitions.
Rodgers will no doubt be hoping that Sinclair will be able to find his shooting boots when Rangers welcome Celtic to Ibrox on Saturday in what will be the first Old Firm clash of the season.
Hoops star Brown is a player who doesn’t shy away from the big occasion, especially when facing their old foe and could be a very key player for this weekend’s clash.
In other Celtic news, a Hoops defender was scouted by this European champion on Wednesday night.