Sutton Believes Star’s Future At Celtic Looks “Bleak”

Sutton Believes Star’s Future At Celtic Looks “Bleak”

Ex-Celtic striker Chris Sutton does not believe that there is a way back into the first team for Scott Sinclair under manager Neil Lennon.

The 30-year-old did not leave the club before deadline day and has barely featured for the Hoops so far this season. Sutton thinks the fact that Celtic have so many options in wide areas means there’s very little chance of the former Chelsea and Manchester City midfielder getting back into the first team fold:

“Scott Sinclair appears to have no future at Celtic. Europa League squad or not, the winger has been out in the cold. James Forrest, Mikey Johnston, Lewis Morgan are ahead of him.”

“Marian Shved is there and Neil Lennon has brought in Mohammed Elyouanoussi on loan and he cost Southampton £16million last term. Sinclair’s chances of getting even a sub outing seem bleak after he had, in the eyes of most folk, a disappointing 2018-19 season.”

Sinclair’s last game for the club was as a substitute in the 5-2 win against Motherwell back in early August. He has not featured in a matchday squad since then.

Lennon has been asked about the winger’s future, and while he emphasised that he was trying to treat the player with respect, the number of wingers that he has at his disposal means Sinclair will find it hard to get any game time.