John Hartson backs Scott Sinclair to come good


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Former Celtic forward John Hartson has claimed that winger Scott Sinclair will shine once again after a disappointing campaign last season.

The former Manchester City star become a fan favourite during his first year at Celtic Park as he scored 25 goals two years ago.

However, Sinclair failed to reach the same heights under coach Brendan Rodgers and that has led to speculation suggesting he will move south of the border.

Celtic would be confident of making profit on Sinclair after signing him for £4.5million from Aston Villa but Hartson believes he will stay put.

The former Welsh international told the Glasgow Evening Times: “I’ve heard a few people wonder if the winger would maybe look for a return down south this summer, but I think he will remain at Celtic for at least another season.

“I don’t think he had a poor campaign last year as some have suggested.

He didn’t play as well as he did in his first year, but I think Brendan is very loyal to him having worked with him before and he will know how to get the best out of him again.

“I still think that Scott has that skill and that touch to create something from very little and when you are talking about Champions League qualifiers and important matches then I think his experience can prove to be vital.”

One man that does look like leaving is Stuart Armstrong, with Southampton set to announce a deal in the next 23 hours.

Reports claim the Saints have bid £7million for his services, with a further million expected in add ons.

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