CELTIC rebounded this week to record a good win over AIK Stockholm to put one foot in the Europa League group stage. After the horrible nature of the club’s Champions League exit and its aftermath, things seem to be coming along again.
One thing that is still bugging me and many other Celtic fans is Neil Lennon or the club’s perceived treatment of Scott Sinclair. The midfielder has been used sparingly by Neil since he came into the post in late February. Sinclair’s diminishing form over the past season means the Celtic boss had reasonable grounds to have him sit on the bench.
However, since the player’s move to England fell through we have rarely seen him in a Celtic context. Dropped for the trip to Cluj, the player was left behind to get a move back to England but it didn’t materialise. His punishment? Exile from the Celtic squad.
There could be good reason for the player not being in the squad but the problem is, nobody has asked the manager what Scott’s status is with Celtic and he’s not been forthcoming with news.
IF fit and ready to go, it’s baffling many supporters that Scott wouldn’t even make the bench for a Euro tie and Lewis would be preferred at this stage in his development. Hell, Scott wasn’t even in the squad for the Dunfermline game – you would have thought he’d have started that game.
Whatever’s going on, Celtic fans deserve an explanation. Scott has had his critics and there’s a little bit of ‘the less you play, the better you become’ at work here but there’s no doubting he still has something to offer this side.
If not a starter than certainly from the bench. Morgan has looked out his depth in the last few weeks. Having Sinclair’s experience is invaluable.