It can be argued that Scott Sinclair didn’t impress Neil Lennon in his last performance for Celtic. The interim Hoops boss substituted the winger after only 45 minutes of the 0-0 draw with Aberdeen.
The move didn’t exactly pay-off though, as the Hoops struggled to create any meaningful chances in the second-half.
Key man to break team down
With that in mind, Sinclair will still be a key man for the Hoops when they take on Dundee on Sunday. The Dens Park side will no doubt be difficult to break down, as they will be desperate not to lose in their battle to avoid the drop.
However, if Sinclair is on his game he is more than capable of running riot against Jim McIntyre’s team. Sinclair has an excellent record overall this season. He scored in the 5-0 win over the Dark Blues in December, and has 17 goals for the season.
It would be foolish to leave a player out of the side who is joint top scorer for the club.
Stamping authority on team
Perhaps the half-time removal of Sinclair was Lennon stamping his authority on the team. It would never have happened under former boss Brendan Rodgers. It might have been a wake-up call to Sinclair to up his game going forward.
We shall find out if it pays off on Sunday against Dundee. Sinclair can prove the doubters wrong by firing Celtic one step closer to the title.