Few players divide fans more at Celtic than Scott Sinclair. He was quite a popular man during his early days at the club, owing to his consistently stellar performances on a weekly basis, but over the last year or so, his reputation has dwindled somewhat.
That’s largely down to the fact that the Englishman has been a tad inconsistent whilst playing for the Hoops. He can often blow hot and cold, with a strong performance regularly followed up by a number of invisible displays.
However, against Rosenborg last night, it was anything but for the winger. He had a good game, and he was a consistent threat for us as we looked to get past their solid defence.
Significantly, he picked up the all-important goal, which sealed the three points for us and kept us with a chance of progressing into the next round of the Europa League.
It’s not the first time that he’s come through with such a good performance on such a good stage. His last display in the Europa League against RB Leipzig was another good game for Sinclair, and whilst he didn’t pop up with a goal, his overall performance highlighted his importance to the team, with his high work ethic and constant pressing.
Is he going to bag 20 or 30 goals this year? That looks unlikely, but he’s putting in good displays against great teams, and he’s been increasingly solid as of late.
Sinclair has regularly been Rodgers’ go-to man over the years at Celtic, and he’s quickly proving that he can be that again this season.