Scott Sinclair’s form over the last year or so has been concerning to a lot of Celtic fans. The Englishman took Scottish football by storm when he arrived to spearhead the Rodgers’ revolution.
A whirlwind first season saw Sinclair bag 25 goals and secure player of the year honours from his peers and football writers.
It was in the big games Sinclair excelled most, dominating Rangers along with Moussa Dembele on multiple occasions. He became an instant hero when scoring the winner on his debut against Hearts at Tynecastle.
He would return to Edinburgh later in the season to score a stunning hat-trick and help Celtic to a 5-0 win, clinching their sixth league title in a row.
Second season stumble
After his starring role in Celtic’s invincible treble, Sinclair struggled to hit the heights the following year. He started the season well, scoring important goals in Europe.
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However the goals dried up and Sinclair’s form found him on the bench before too long. He endured something of a cameo role in the later stages of last season.
Ironically, Sinclair ended the season as Celtic’s top goalscorer, despite the diminishing role he played as Celtic won another domestic treble.
That proves there’s still a player there inside Sinclair and Brendan Rodgers needs to coax it out of him soon. On his day, Sinclair is a valuable asset to this team, his recent winner against Aberdeen is testament to that.
Celtic need their talisman to find the form of his first season again. With a tough run of games coming up, a return to form for Sinclair would give this team another spark.
If Sinclair can find his mojo, don’t be shocked to see Celtic pull away from their rivals at home and do some damage in Europe.