Celtic winger Scott Sinclair is the shock key to the club’s new formation set-up.

Some fans are wanting the Englishman out the team due to performances, but we need him.

His position on the pitch and defensive capabilities are allowing Celtic to flow.

Players in best positions

By having Sinclair at wide left, this allows central players to stay there.

When the 29-year-old is out the team, it is Callum McGregor and Ryan Christie shipped out wide to the detriment of the team.

Callum McGregor has been excelling by playing more central rather than wide left. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

However, fans have realised this season that both players are much more useful in the middle.

The trio of Tom Rogic, Christie and McGregor is allowing Celtic to play expansive, free-flowing football.

Scott Brown, a more defensive midfielder, being out the team is also aiding this.

Scott Brown also sitting out is helping the new midfield work too. (photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Sinclair on the left is also helping as he helps with the balance of the squad.

Sinclair bolsters left side

Another positive for Sinclair is his defensive side to his game which Rodgers seems to rate.

The winger tracks back notably in Europe to help Kieran Tierney.

With so many attacking players, a player more defensive minded than the rest does help.

This all being said, nobody is coming close to taking Sinclair’s position.

Christie and McGregor have both played on the left but aren’t natural wingers.

Jonny Hayes hasn’t unsettled his wide rival on the left nor has Lewis Morgan. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Other wide players like Jonny Hayes and Lewis Morgan have played bit part roles this season.

Sinclair has been involved in important goals this season including being part of the Leipzig winner and scoring the only goal against Rosenborg.

Fans do seem to forget the contribution to the two double treble teams with goals and assists. In his first season he was scoring a goal every every two games.

Celtic fans do need to cut Sinclair some slack and allow him to play his natural game.

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