On Saturday, Scott Sinclair started on the bench for the 5th time in the Scottish Premier League this season, despite the fact he was named as the Scottish Premier League player of the year in his first season and top-scored for the Hoops in his second. However, when he came on yesterday he showed what he was about as he scored the only goal of the game with a lovely back-heeled finish.
…Great result and team performance yesterday and happy to get back on the scoresheet https://t.co/Vl7xwTDB3e
— Scott Sinclair (@Scotty_Sinclair) September 30, 2018
The 29-year-old Englishman’s celebrations after he scored showed everything he was feeling. No one likes being benched and it’s clear to see that Sinclair was livid at the fact he hadn’t been given a starting berth this season. Last season the former Manchester City man bagged himself 18 goals and 17 assists in all competitions, top scoring for the club, but this season has been very different so far and he’ll be keen to get back into the starting eleven soon.
Saturday’s showing off the bench will certainly aid Sinclair as he aims to become one of the first names on the teamsheet, however, it will be tough for anyone at Celtic at the moment as the club seems to be suffering something of a rough patch. Brendan Rodgers’ side have been unable to score more than one goal in a game for six consecutive matches now and it will be up to Rodgers to get them firing on all cylinders again as they were last season.
You can read The Hoops’ verdict on Sinclair here:
Always remember you have millions of hoops fans behind you wanting you to shine Scott. Great goal my man
— Iain (@hoops_dad_son) 30 September 2018
Brilliant goal the first of many more to come Scott you’re back it’s beautiful, magical
— Henriklubo (@Henriklubo) 30 September 2018
Great goal, loved the celebration!
— Joe #GTTO (@Port_Bhoy) 30 September 2018
keep plugging away and get back to youre best mate
— john reilly (@semtex1972) 30 September 2018
Brilliant skill Scott. We love you. Keep it going.
— KT63 HWGTIAR (@_John_Smith1967) 30 September 2018
Well done. Keep fight, Scott! You can do it.
— LouMun 67 (@lfmunro) 30 September 2018
Scott outstanding mate. Keep working hard and you’ll get the rewards in the end.#hardworkpaysoff
— History Makers Again (@hen1rik) September 30, 2018
The Bhoys will be keen to keep winning games and the form of Sinclair will be crucial to that as they face tough matches against Red Bull Salzburg, St Johnstone and Hibs in the coming weeks.