Scott Sinclair must put bad form behind him and have a storming season or leave the club next season.

The former Manchester City winger is one of the club’s highest earners.

Apart from his peak first season, the Englishman hasn’t hit the heights worthy of his wage.

Brendan Rodgers must decide whether he can justify Sinclair’s place on the wage bill.

It all started good

Sinclair was signed on the last day of the 2016 transfer window from relegated Aston Villa.

On the same day he scored a stunning match winner in a tight Tyncastle tie against Hearts.

Scott Sinclair of Celtic scores his winning goal during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Hearts and Celtic on August 7, 2016 in  Edinburgh. (Photo by Steve Welsh/Getty Images)

The 29-year-old went on to scoop all the awards in Scotland for the treble winning season.

There was no stopping him as he scored 25 in 50 games playing on the left-wing.

His second season was still good with 18 in 55 and still appeared high on the assists table.

Unfortunately, performances never reached his previous level and it appeared he had lost confidence.

This is continuing into the current season though glimpses are appearing of his former self.

Goal in Athens wasn’t enough to send The Bhoys through. (Photo by MB Media/Getty Images)

Fans thought ‘Sinky’ would kick on from his almost Champions League decider goal away in Athens but it was not to be.

Critics say Sinclair fails to make runs in behind defences which got him barrel loads of goals in his first season.

Furthermore, his dribbling and one-on-ones leave a lot to be desired.

Plus, the less said about fans’ confidence in him when through on goal the better – a goalkeeper with one arm wouldn’t be troubled.

Competitors will oust Sinclair from team

Finally, Sinclair has competitors breathing down his neck to secure a starting spot on the left.

This is the breakthrough season for Ryan Christie, who is relishing a run of starts.

The Scot is reaping the rewards by scoring three in his last five and winning a national call-up.

Ryan Christie is keeping Sinky away from the starting 11 due to recent top performances. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Christie will be on a lesser wage than Sinclair. It only makes sense that if one needs to go, it won’t be Christie.

Christie’s performances thus far have also mattered more to the club than Sinclair’s has.

Sinclair will be 30 by the time the summer widow comes round, an important age for a footballer.

He must evaluate his position at Celtic and determine whether it’ll be pastures new or not.

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