SCOTT Sinclair has the stats to back up he’s not having as bad a season many make out.
17 goals in all competitions is not bad going for an attacking midfielder. But today, and not for the first time this season Scott has been hooked because it just wasn’t happening for him. Fans inside the ground and online this evening suggesting the player should be dropped for the Glasgow Derby.
Scotty looks short on confidence and bereft of the self belief to take on players like he did so much last season. He and Kieran Tierney struck up a great partnership last term and early this season – making life difficult for defenders with their interplay in the final third.
This year, for whatever reason, Scott has looked lost at times and against Morton nothing seemed to come off for the Englishman. Anyone who believes he is just as good as last season are lying to themselves.
This has led to many calling for Scotty to be dropped for Ibrox this week and while logic tells me they’re right, I’m not so sure he should take a place on the bench.
Scott needs that one game, that one bit of magic to give him the impetus to kick on and be the player we all know he can be.
The spark can be in the cauldron of the Ibrox atmosphere where he’s thrived in the past. Give him the ball into space and let’s see him run at the Ibrox defenders.
The midfielders new year winner and attacking performance in the 5-1 rout is proof he can hit those levels when it matters.
He can’t afford another performance like today.