Stephen Dobbie backs Celtic’s Scott Sinclair to regain form

Jordi Alba of Barcelona (L) attempts to tackle Scott Sinclair of Celtic (R) during the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Celtic FC and FC Barcelona at Celtic Park Stadium on...

Queen of the South striker Stephen Dobbie played with Celtic winger Scott Sinclair at Swansea City.

Scott Sinclair of Celtic is seen during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Motherwell at Celtic Park on December 2, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Queen of the South striker Stephen Dobbie has told The Daily Record that Celtic winger Scott Sinclair will eventually regain his form.

The 35-year-old former Rangers prospect, now at Scottish Championship side Queens, played with Sinclair at Welsh club Swansea City.


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

Dobbie told The Daily Record about Sinclair: “He always works so hard in training so I’m sure if he bides his time he will bounce back soon.

“You just need to look at how his career has gone. He’s done really well at times but he’s suffered one or two setbacks as well.

“Scotty’s had some difficult times but he always manages to bounce back – and more often than not he comes back stronger than ever.

“It’s tough for him just now but I’ve got no doubt he’ll get himself back in the team and show everyone why he was Player of the Year last season.”

Scott Sinclair of Celtic vies with Alan Power of Kilmarnock during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Kilmarnock at Celtic Park Stadium on October 28, 2017 in...

Need to step up

Celtic fans will hope that Dobbie’s prediction about Sinclair does come true, as the team do need the winger’s pace and quality in the final weeks of the season.

The 28-year-old former Chelsea and Manchester City winger was one of the best players in the Scottish Premiership last season.

This term, though, the former Swansea star has not made the same impact that they had last season, and although he has played well on many occasions, he has lacked consistency.

There is no doubt about the quality of Sinclair, and Celtic fans will hope that Dobbie’s prediction about him comes true.

Although Brendan Rodgers’s side are doing quite well without the 28-year-old, if the former Aston Villa star returns to form, then he will make the Hoops a better team.

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

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