NEIL LENNON has rarely used Scott Sinclair at all this season. Sine a move back to England fell apart on deadline day, the player has only made a few matchday squads and in those games, he’s seen very little minutes on the pitch.
It begs the question if Scott has a future at Celtic beyond January, never mind the summer.
The Celtic manager was diplomatic with his answer when the subject of Sinclair came up after Celtic’s 2-0 win against Motherwell as he insisted the midfielder could see some game time before the end of the year.
Asked by Sportsound and cited by RecordSport – asked if Scotty was near the Parkhead Exit – Lennon said.
“I hope not. He will still play a part.
“We’ve got nine games in December and I imagine Scott will figure the squad or even the team in some of those games.”
“With Tom Rogic coming back into contention, Scotty has been squeezed out at the minute.
“I’ve got real competition in those places and Scott’s finding himself out of the picture at the minute.”
Scott was a stalwart of Brendan Rodgers’ side but since Neil Lennon came in at the end of February the player has found the going very tough. There’s no doubt his performances were not up to scratch but he was still bagging goals under Rodgers.
Since the summer, he has gone further down the pecking order with Mikey Johnston in front of the Englishman as well as breakout bhoy Mohamed Elyounoussi. It’s more than likely Scott will leave in January if an offer comes in for him.