Scott Sinclair used to be known for his shocking misses, but now he looks like getting back to his clinical old self.

The Englishman was one of the main men in Celtic’s 5-0 drubbing of St Johnstone. The Englishman bagged a hat-trick and took all of the chances that came his way.

His trio of goals comes just two months after his last three-goal show. That came at Pittodrie, and the six goals combined are part of a run of 10 goals in his last nine matches.

Scott Sinclair is back in with the goals again (Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

He even touched on his form in a post-match interview with Celtic TV this afternoon. 

“It’s always good to score goals. It’s always good to get another hat-trick. But it was a great team performance.

“I think we played really well as a team and now it’s just about keeping winning.

“I’m back confident, back scoring goals and back in form. It’s up to me to keep carrying on the form I’m in, keep scoring goals, and to keep playing as well as I can.”

Sinclair’s goal-getting is much better

Let’s not kid ourselves, Sinclair has in the not so very distant past been known for some shocking misses.

 

Some of the notable ones have come in a 1-0 home win vs Hibernian in January 2018. There was another couple in a home draw with Rangers in 2017.

But this season, and particularly since December, he’s been adding that clinical side back to his game once more.

Sinclair has had some shocking misses for Celtic (Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Sinclair has always been capable of getting into goal-poaching positions. He ability on that front can’t be denied. But for too long he’s lacked a cutting edge despite some great work through his movement.

But when he gets a chance now, particularly in the box, you fancy the former Swansea star to stick it away.

His incredible recent goal-return is finally some substantial evidence for the supporters that Sinclair is getting back to his best. Despite recently flirting with that notion in the past, he’s never been as convincing as he looks now.

He was a winger well-known over the last 12-18 months for his bad misses. But now? He could become Celtic’s goal-machine once again.