Mark Wilson wants Scott Sinclair to stay at Celtic

By Connor Gordon

March 6, 2019

Former Celtic star Mark Wilson thinks Scott Sinclair should stay at the club.

The Englishman is out of contract at the end of the season and it’s unknown if he’ll be offered another.

Now back to his goal-scoring best, he is a contender for Player of the Season.

However, is it out of the question that he will join his former manager at Leicester City?

Mark Wilson believes Scott Sinclair brings goals

The former right-back has been up against and played with many exciting wingers in his career.

Mark Wilson is a seasoned Celtic right-back. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

He will know first-hand what it takes to be a success in the Scottish Premiership.

The outspoken ex-player turned fan wants the former Player of the Year signed up again.

He told the Scottish Sun: “I would keep Sinclair if it was me. I’ve always been a massive supporter of him.

“Sinclair has reinvented himself again this year, and has shown there is a lot more to his game.

“Sinclair has 17 goals this season — that’s an incredible return for a wide man. Yet, a wide man people say has been poor this season.”

The former Manchester City and Aston Villa winger has 60 goals in 150 appearances for the Hoops.

Scott Sinclair playing for Manchester City. (Photo by Kyle Rivas/Getty Images)

He is a victim of his own first season success where he scooped up awards after awards.

Wilson believes winger can ignore abuse

One reason the 29-year-old might want to head home is the abuse he has taken in his time in Scotland.

Most recently, a bottle was thrown at him at Easter Road in the Scottish Cup win over Hibernian.

Not only that, he has also received racial abuse across the country.

Wilson said: “Sinclair is a strong enough character to deal with that. I don’t think he’ll walk away if there’s a chance of staying.

Scott Sinclair celebrates after a bottle was thrown at him at Easter Road. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

“It would be really sad if Scott was to go back down south because of crowd trouble. But I think he will stay.”

It’s all in Peter Lawwell’s hands now to offer the Englishman a new deal.

Only then it will be up to Sinclair to be in favour or reject his proposition.

Until then, the Hoops faithful can push him on to win his third consecutive treble.