What does the future hold for Scott Sinclair after champions league omission?

By John Reid

July 18, 2019

Perhaps the most surprising aspect of Celtic’s recent 2-1 win over Sarajevo was the fact that Lewis Morgan started the game.

Morgan rarely featured at the club under Brendan Rodgers. However, Neil Lennon gave the winger the nod to start the game over Scott Sinclair.

A situation few would have predicted

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Indeed, Sinclair came on to replace Morgan in the second-half of the game. That is a situation few would have predicted one year ago.

It could be a sign that Sinclair’s days as an automatic starter at Celtic are over, when Morgan starts ahead of him. However, he still has something to offer Celtic, as was shown with his goal in the first leg win over Sarajevo.

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Not been a regular starter

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Will Sinclair be satisfied with being a squad player? It’s hard to say. Since Neil Lennon took over as Celtic boss, Sinclair has not been a regular starter.

However, Lennon was keen to keep the player at the club, and he signed a one-year extension to his contract.

Sinclair only has one year left on his contract. If a club came in for him towards the end of the transfer window, would Celtic consider selling? At one stage you would have thought no. But perhaps if a decent transfer fee is offered, the club will say yes.

Sinclair has been a superb player for Celtic. However, if he is not going to be a regular starter perhaps it is time for his time at the club to come to an end.