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Sinclair should drop to the bench and Weah should start to beat Aberdeen later

Sinclair should drop to the bench and Weah should start to beat Aberdeen later

It’s not often that a side can say they have a Weah to bring off their bench, but wouldn’t you agree that Timothy deserves some more minutes from the start in Paradise and that today’s game is a good opportunity to provide him with that?

Celtic host Aberdeen this afternoon and if they can get yet another three points that will extend the Bhoys’ winning run to nine games in the Scottish Premiership.

Neil Lennon will need the side he picks to step up to the challenge of beating the Dons who currently sit in third position in the League behind the two Glasgow sides.

Out of that side he picks, there would be no harm in benching one of the key figures in favour of giving a chance to another player who could impact the side equally as positively…

Bench Scott Sinclair

Under Lennon, Sinclair has started both games and has been bright. During the new boss’ reign, Sinclair may be yet to add to his 17 goals and six assists for the season in all competitions, but such statistics are staggering considering the criticism he has come under at times.

It was reported by SunSport this week that Celtic are still weighing up as to whether they activate the contract extension clause in his deal which expires in the summer of 2020, so given all the talk over his future, it may be beneficial to use the weekend’s game to hand him some deserved rest.

Start Timothy Weah

Weah could come in for Sinclair on the wing in what would be just his third start in the League for Celtic and if so, the Parkhead faithful would surely be overjoyed to see more of what the talent has to offer.

The 19-year-old has always caused problems for the opponent when presented the opportunity, using pacey runs in-behind the opponent and troubling movement that have both lead to his three goals so far in Scotland.

So, if Lennon was to provide Weah with a chance to stake a claim for a regular starting spot then you could guarantee a relentless work-ethic and that he will try to perform to the best of his ability.

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