Former Celtic hero Scott Sinclair on the lookout for new club after release

By Lewis Laird

May 9, 2022

Former Celtic winger Scott Sinclair has been released by English Championship side Preston North End.

The Englishman joined the second-tier side back in the 2020 January transfer window after failing to make an impact and break into Neil Lennon’s 2019/20 treble chasing team.

Sinclair went on to make 85 appearances with Preston, scoring 14 goals and grabbing five assists. But he will now be on the lookout for a new team this summer after his release.

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The 33-year old is still very much remembered fondly for his time at Parkhead by the Celtic support after joining up with Brendan Rodgers in 2016.

During his first season, Sinclair would go on to pick up many individual awards as one of the star men in the Invincible treble side.

Of course, who could forget the famous song created for Sinclair during that season?

It would have been an impossible task for any players to match such an incredible first season with the club. However, the former Manchester City and Swansea man still holds a very respectable goal record from his time in Glasgow, scoring 62 goals.

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Last summer, the winger was provided with one last opportunity to play at Celtic Park, as Ange Postecoglou’s side took on Preston in a pre-season friendly.

He will now be looking to kick start his career elsewhere after his time at the Deepdale Stadium came to an end, with their campaign finishing on Saturday.

The 13th placed Championship club, announced that he would be moving on, along with 12 other players this afternoon.

Sinclair may not be at the peak of his powers anymore. But, I am sure there will be clubs who are interested in bringing in a player of his experience this summer.

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