Celtic manager Neil Lennon says it is “understandable” if winger Scott Sinclair feels like he has been frozen out of the club’s first-team plans.
When asked whether there was a rift between the pair, Lennon denied the claim and he said it was simply the fact that the club have too many wingers in the squad at the moment:
“If he feels like that, it’s understandable. We don’t want to treat him badly because he’s a senior pro. It’s just that he’s finding it difficult right now to get into the squad. I can’t pick six wingers. Our wide men have been playing so well and we’ve been scoring goals.”
Sinclair hasn’t made the matchday squad since the 5-2 win over Motherwell on August 10th. He was a 79th-minute substitute during the game but that was his only league appearance of the campaign so far.
The 30-year-old can’t move back to England before January as the English transfer window is now closed. He was linked with moves to Sheffield United and Middlesbrough earlier this month but those avenues have now been closed.
There is believed to be interest from abroad and reports suggest that Sinclair is keen to secure a move away from Celtic Park before the end of the month.