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Sinclair must use Hartson’s words as a wake-up call to get Celtic career back on track

Sinclair must use Hartson’s words as a wake-up call to get Celtic career back on track

Celtic booked their place in the Scottish League Cup final last Sunday after beating Hearts 3-0 at Murrayfield with forward Scott Sinclair managing to get his name on the scoresheet.

The 29-year-old dispatched a 53rd minute penalty to put Celtic 1-0 up on the afternoon before goals from James Forrest and Ryan Christie ensured it was a comfortable semi-final victory for the Bhoys.

Overall, it was a a good day for Sinclair with Celtic legend John Hartson now calling for the former Aston Villa man to kick on in what has been a disappointing season for him.

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“Scott would not have wanted to be known as a one-season wonder,” Hartson wrote in his Evening Times column. “All of us who were and are fortunate to play for this incredible club want to go down as a great Celtic player and to do that consistency is a must. The greats do it year in, year out.

“Scott is an honest guy and will know he has struggled this season, and for parts of last season even if he did score goals and provide plenty of assists.”

Compared to his first season at Celtic Park, Sinclair’s level of performances have quite clearly dipped significantly, something which Hartson has alluded to.

But with the ability he possesses, there is no reason why Sinclair cannot reach those heights again.

The ex-Swansea City player’s pace and finishing ability makes him such a dangerous attacker. If he can just find some consistency to his game, which Hartson is hoping for, then his presence on the pitch could truly transform Celtic going forward.

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