Scott Sinclair’s Celtic future has been in question this season, as the player has rarely featured for the first-team, despite being a key man for the side which won the ‘treble treble’.
However, after more than a month out of the Hoops squad, Sinclair made his return in the 5-0 Betfred Cup quarter-final win over Partick Thistle.
He came on as a second-half substitute, and marked his return to the Hoops first-team with a goal. Following the game, Sinclair took to social media to express his delight at being back in the team.
“Oh I’ve missed this feeling” unbelievable reception from the fans, I will continue to keep fighting for this shirt💚 pic.twitter.com/lkWHtQJpkn
— Scott Sinclair (@Scotty_Sinclair) September 26, 2019
Sinclair’s Tweet shows how professional the player has been for the club, even though he has not been playing for the Hoops.
Now Neil Lennon has a decision to make regarding the player. Will he put him in the squad for the Hoops’ next league game against Hibs on Saturday? The answer to that should be ‘yes’.
Sinclair might not start the game at Easter Road. In fact, it would be a surprise if he did start the game for the Hoops.
Showed a lot in substitute appearance
However, he showed more than enough in his appearance against Partick that he should be involved in the squad against Hibs.
That will more than likely mean an appearance on the bench. That is better than what he has had in recent weeks though. Up until the Partick game, Sinclair hadn’t even made the bench for the Hoops.
Player has excellent attitude
As he has proclaimed on Twitter, he intends to ‘keep fighting for the shirt’. That is the attitude of a player who wants to play football on a regular basis.
That should be rewarded by Lennon with a place on the bench against Hibs. You wouldn’t bet against Sinclair making an impression should he feature in the game. He seems to be motivated following his cameo against Partick. Now he should be given the chance to shine against Hibs.