If there is one player who should be the first-name on the Celtic team-sheet to face Aberdeen on Saturday, it’s Scott Sinclair.
The Hoops winger has destroyed the Pittodrie side this season. He scored the only goal of the game when the sides met at Celtic Park in September. He took this one stage further, with a hat-trick at Pittodrie in December.
No idea how to stop winger
Derek McInnes’ side seem to have no idea how to stop the Hoops winger. It will be interesting to see if they have any plans in place to slow down his game at Celtic Park.
If they do, that could create more space for the Hoops’ other attacking players. It seems that Sinclair will be as important to interim boss Neil Lennon, as he was to former manager Brendan Rodgers.
Key man under interim manager
Sinclair has started both of the matches Lennon has been in charge of, and that doesn’t seem likely to change against Aberdeen.
Intriguingly, there have recently been reports that the player could leave Celtic on a free at the end of the season. The club has an option to activate a one-year extension to his contract though. It seems inevitable that should both parties agree, Sinclair will be at Celtic next season.
His goals would be a big miss should he leave in the summer, no doubt the Hoops board will be working hard to make sure that won’t happen.