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Davie Hay suggests Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers will drop Scott Sinclair

Celtic Player Scott Sinclair walks onto the Hampden pitch before their Cup Final at Hampden Park on November 26, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Scott Sinclair's Celtic form appears to have dipped this season.

James Forrest of Celtic celebrates his goal (Celtics 1st)with Stuart Armstrong during the Betfred Cup Final at Hampden Park on November 26, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Davie Hay has written in The Glasgow Evening Times that he believes Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers will drop out-of-form winger Scott Sinclair for Patrick Roberts when he's back.

The on-loan Manchester City star has been out of action since November 29 with a hamstring injury.

But encouraging pictures emanating from Celtic's winter break to Dubai appears to show Roberts back in light training.

The 20-year-old ace was initially ruled out until March but he looks well ahead of schedule.

James Forrest of Celtic reacts during the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Ranger at Celtic Park on December 30, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Sinclair, who scooped the Scottish Premiership Player of the Year last term, has looked a shadow of his former self at times this season.

The English attacker has 10 goals from 28 games in all competitions this season, which means he has a ways to go before he equals his haul of 25 from last term.

In contrast, James Forrest, who also has 10 goals this season, is going from strength to strength under Rodgers.

Scott Sinclair of Celtic scores the opening goal of the game in the first half during the UEFA Champions League Qualifying Second Round, Second Leg match between Celtic and Linfield at...

And Celtic legend Hay says that the Northern Irishman might drop Sinclair to accommodate a team with Forrest and Roberts, when the latter returns from injury.

He told The GET: "Patrick Roberts' return to full fitness might solve a dilemma for Brendan Rodgers.

"I just wonder if the fact that Scott Sinclair has not quite hit the heights of last season might encourage Rodgers to play James Forrest on one side and Roberts on another.

"Roberts did not arrive until nearer the end of the transfer window after a long summer of negotiating and will be determined to get a strong second half of the campaign in after spending the last few months on the outside looking in."

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