Kris Boyd says Scott Sinclair is not a standout player in England

Celtic's Scott Sinclair in action with Rangers' Wes Foderingham

Scott Sinclair joined Celtic from Aston Villa in the summer of 2016.

Rangers' Kris BoydKris Boyd at Rangers

Scott Sinclair has been one of the best players for Celtic this season, probably the best. The winger has scored goals and provided assists for the Bhoys, who are on the verge of winning the treble in Scotland.

Sinclair joined Celtic from Aston Villa in the summer of 2016 for a transfer fee reported by The Guardian to be worth £3 million.

The 28-year-old winger has scored 25 goals in 48 appearances in all competitions for the Glasgow giants this season, as stated on the club’s official website.

Barcelona's Gerard Pique in action with Celtic's Scott Sinclair

The former Chelsea and Manchester City winger struggled to make an impact at Villa last season, but he has been a revelation at Celtic Park this campaign.

Former Rangers striker Kris Boyd, currently at Scottish Premiership club Kilmarnock, has been impressed with Sinclair, but he does not think that the ex-Swansea winger would be an outstanding player if he was playing in the Premier League.

“Celtic have run amok domestically,” Boyd wrote in The Scottish Sun. “They’ve been far too good for every other team week after week. But let’s get it right, the standard of Scottish football right now is the WORST it’s ever been.

“I hate saying that because you’ll not find anyone more positive about our game than me. But it’s the truth. Put it this way, Scott Sinclair has been unreal all season — but a year ago he couldn’t get a regular game in England.

“When he became available, after being relegated with Aston Villa, there wasn’t a queue of clubs lining up to sign him. I don’t mean that as any disrespect to Sinclair, but the reality is that down south he’s no standout.”

Celtic have won the Scottish Premiership and the Scottish League Cup this season, and have progressed to the final of the Scottish Cup.

Kilmarnock's Kris Boyd looks dejectedKris Boyd at Kilmarnock

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