Celtic winger Scott Sinclair has sent out an Instagram message claiming that he’s ready ahead of a vital part of the season.
Sinclair has been frozen out under Neil Lennon this term. Overall, he’s played just six times this season with not one of those appearances coming in the starting XI (Transfermarkt).
Sinky has had to watch on as Mohamed Elyounoussi, Mikey Johnston, and Lewis Morgan have all been playing ahead of him. All three have had more chances to impress than the Englishman. With his contract running out at the end of the season too (BBC), things look pretty bleak for the former Man City and Aston Villa man.
But he’s posted another Instagram message to show that he’s ready to be given a chance. The post also shows the tremendous shape that Sinclair is now in.
Another message to Neil Lennon?
Sinclair chose to highlight the words “patience”, “determination”, and “belief”. All three of those are extremely pertinent to the situation he currently finds himself in.
It’s yet another message that is perhaps being sent to Celtic manager Neil Lennon. Sinclair also posted a video of himself training on his own at Lennoxtown back in September. It prompted a sympathetic response from supporters.
Fortunately for the wide man, he was given a positive update by Lenny on his current situation. Lennon offered him hope after the Motherwell game over a week ago. He stated that Sinclair would likely get his chance over the course of the hectic winter schedule (BBC Sportsound 10/11, pre-match).
Sinclair looks like he’s in the best shape he’s ever been in at Parkhead. He has to hope that it can help him find the form of three years ago when he took the league by storm.
It’s still difficult to see a road back into the team for Sinclair. However, he’s clearly up for the challenge, and has the prospect of future opportunities to look forward to.
It feels like last-chance saloon for the left-winger, even if Lenny hasn’t actually said it. With the competition currently ahead of him, it’s time for Sinclair to show what he’s all about.