Neil Lennon makes his position clear on future of in-demand Celtic man

By John Reid

July 31, 2019

Neil Lennon does not want Scott Sinclair to leave Celtic, even though the Hoops winger has fallen out of favour in recent times.

The attacker was on the bench for the 2-0 win over Nomme Kalju, but he did make an appearance as a second-half substitute.

Sinclair’s future at Celtic has been in question recently. The Herald revealed that Preston were considering a £2.5 million bid for the player.

However, Lennon has now made his position clear on the matter.

“Always so handy to have around”

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“A player with that experience is always so handy to have around” he said, as reported by the BBC.

“He’s got a great goal record, and he’s had a great time at Celtic. So we don’t want him to go. That’s for sure.”

Sinclair has found it difficult to hold down a start in the Hoops’ side since Lennon became the Celtic manager. That is in start contrast to Brendan Rodgers’ time as manager, when he was practically an ever-present in the team.

Goal record would be difficult to replace

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However, Lennon must feel that Sinclair still has plenty to offer Celtic at this moment in time. His goal record would be difficult to replace, that is true.

It will be interesting to see what happens should Preston or another side bid for the player. Lennon obviously wants Sinclair to stay. However, the player may want to move on for regular football.

It is yet another story to keep an eye on as the transfer window hurtles towards its conclusion.