There has been a lot said about Scott Sinclair’s season at Celtic Park. The biggest aspect is that he has rarely played for the Hoops this season. A situation which seems almost unfathomable when you consider how vital he has been to Celtic over the last three seasons. Sinclair has made only six apperances for the Hoops this season, and he has yet to start a game.

However, due to circumstances that have led to two Celtic players suffering injures, Sinclair could get a long-awaited start for the Hoops sooner rather than later.

The injuries are to Mohamed Elyounoussi and Mikey Johnston. Elyounoussi recently suffered a foot injury and has had to pull out of the Norway squad. Meanwhile, Johnston has had to pull out of the Scotland under-21 squad and hasn’t played for the Hoops since the start of September.


Hoops player could replace injured attackers

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Should neither player recover in time for Celtic’s game against Livingston on Saturday, then it makes sense for Sinclair to return to the fold. He can play on the wing that has been occupied by Elyounoussi over the last few months.

It should be pointed out that Neil Lennon claimed last week that Sinclair remains in his plans, and he hopes that the player doesn’t leave the club in the January transfer window.

However, that will likely depend on how much football Sinclair plays between now and the start of the transfer window opening.

Within his rights to seek new club if not selected

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Should he rarely feature between now and then, he is probably within his rights to seek a move to pastures new in January.

If he features regularly for Celtic though, he could decide to stay at the club until the end of the season. We shall know more about Sinclair’s immediate future at the club should he start against Livingston. If he doesn’t feature, then it would seem an ominous sign, and perhaps Sinclair should look for a move in January. The Celtic starting line-up to face Livingston could make interesting reading.

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