Whilst all the attention was taken up by Kieran Tierney’s Celtic future on English transfer deadline day, one intriguing aspect was the future of Hoops winger Scott Sinclair.

The player was left out of the squad completely for the 1-1 draw with Cluj on Wednesday. Following the game Neil Lennon told the BBC that teams had ‘interest’ in signing the player.

Player remained at Celtic despite interest

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However, despite being linked to Preston recently, no move was made and the player remains at Celtic. The question that has to be asked now is what does the player’s future hold?


Unless something changes dramatically, he will be on the fringes of the Hoops squad going forward. The fact that he was left out of the squad entirely against Cluj indicates that he will not feature often going forward.


Maybe Lennon will surprise everyone by selecting Sinclair to start against Motherwell on Saturday. It is more likely though, that he will find himself on the bench.

Was vital player under previous manager

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It is unfortunate for Sinclair that his Celtic career seems to be petering out. Under previous manager Brendan Rodgers, he was one of the most important players in the team.

That has not been the case since Lennon took over though. He has been mostly featured off the bench. A move away would probably have got Sinclair football on a regular basis. There seems to be no guarantee of that at Celtic.


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