Celtic winger Scott Sinclair is finally returning to form at the right moment.

The 29-year-old has scored three goals in the last two matches and is putting in the performances.

Only a referee mistake stopped the Englishman having a hattrick against Airdrie.

Celtic team mates helping Sinclair flourish

One reason the talisman is flourishing since the restart is that those around him are working tirelessly.

The addition of Oliver Burke and Timothy Weah has allowed Sinclair more options up front.

The addition of new Bhoys such as Oliver Burke is helping Scott Sinclair come out his shell. (Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The two men are willing to run ahead and link-up with precise passing moves which is going to penetrate better teams than Airdrie and St Mirren.

During the first half at Celtic Park, Sinclair was also zig-zagging passes with Callum McGregor and Ryan Christie.

He also got on the scoresheet, albeit through a penalty, but it will have been a boost having missed a couple this season.

Englishman scores Celtic’s second goal against St Mirren. (Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The ceiling is high for Sinclair, though there are others breathing down his neck.

Competition for places is helping Celtic reap benefits

Approaching the end of the January window, players are fighting for a starting spot at the Hoops.

One recognised winger in Oliver Burke has come in while Weah replaced Sinclair on the flanks during the Airdrie game.

However, this hasn’t seemed to irk Scotty as he continues as he always has to fight for his spot.

His goal and overall performance with and without the ball will have done him massive favours.

Maryan Shved could be the next player to challenge winger for his spot. (Sergei Supinski/AFP/Getty Images)

The competition could heat up even further with a reported interest by Celtic in Maryan Shved. Even if it might take until next season for him to really compete.

Although primarily a right-winger, he is left footed and will give Sinclair a run for his money when Rodgers decides to use him.

Time is an advantage though for the Englishman and he is showing everyone what they will miss should he lose his place in the team.

It really is exciting to see the Sinclair of old back in the hoops – long may it continue!

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