Former Celtic attacker Scott Sinclair has opened up on his time at the club in an exclusive interview with The Scottish Sun.
Sinclair left the Scottish champions last month after an immensely successful three-and-a-half years at the club during which he became our top scorer during a ‘treble treble’ run.
That achievement will go down in history and the winger has ensured he’s written his own chapter in the fabric of the Celtic story.
It’s a period that Sinclair has described as ‘the best time of his career’.
However, the closing stages of his Celtic Park stay didn’t quite go to plan when Neil Lennon took over from Brendan Rodgers and he’s reaffirmed it was right time to leave Glasgow, simply because he wasn’t wanted.
As quoted by The Scottish Sun, he said: “Being a footballer is about your game time and when that gets limited and you’re no longer wanted you move on. You have to try and be happy at another team playing week-in, week-out.
“When I went up there after being in and out of the team at Aston Villa and in previous years not playing at City I was still hungry.
“The start at Celtic was the best time of my career. I was there for three and a half years, but it was the right time to move back to England.”
Despite his impact, Lennon made the right call
There’s no doubt that Sinclair was a sensational performer for us, especially in the early stages of his Hoops career.
However, by the time Lennon arrived it had become clear he was no longer operating at that level, for whatever reason.
That’s not to say he couldn’t still play well for us on occasion. He also had a knack of popping up with goals.
I’ll always have a soft spot for Sinclair and he’s well within his rights to relish a move elsewhere in the English Championship where he could play an important role at Preston.
The Hoops though had simply moved on, so Lennon made the right call barely playing him this season and effectively bringing an end to his Celtic Park stay six months earlier.