Neil Lennon confirms Sinclair stay


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Celtic boss Neil Lennon has revealed the club have triggered a year-long extension in Scott Sinclair’s contract.

The former Manchester City winger has been in fine form this season, scoring nine goals in 30 Scottish Premiership appearances. Sinclair, a former Player of the Year at Celtic Park, has been with the Hoops for three seasons and he has scored 40 goals during that time.

His future had been in doubt for the last few weeks, but Lennon has revealed the wideman will be staying in Glasgow. He told reporters: “Yes, so Scott will be here for another year.

He has been a good players since he walked in the door. “He has made a big contribution in the goals column and that football intelligence and experience is always important to have around.

“There is a familiarity there for Scott going into the Champions League qualifiers next season. He is one we don’t need to replace.” Sinclair will be expected to start Saturday’s potential title clincher against Aberdeen and Lennon is adamant a difficult game will be in store.

He added: “Aberdeen will be going for 3rd and it’s always a difficult place to go. They’ve given us plenty of problems over the the past couple of seasons and we expect the same.”

Left-back Kieran Tierney is in contention to start but the Scotland international will need a double hernia operation at the end of the season. Aberdeen are 5.50 outsiders for this week’s match, while the draw is 3.80 and Celtic are 1.67 favourites to claim all three points.

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