Scott Sinclair is having a wonderful season in Celtic colours. Since making the switch from Aston Villa last summer, he’s been in lethal form, scoring a massive 18 goals from the left wing and generally destroying defences up and down the country.
Now, a former Aston Villa star who played with England national team boss Gareth Southgate has backed the Celtic winger to get caps for his country.
Lee Hendrie made over 300 appearances for the Villans in a career at the club spanning 11 years. He also won an England cap in 1998, so is well placed to comment on Sinclair’s situation, especially having watched him multiple times from the stands at Villa Park last season.
Speaking to The Daily Record, Hendrie said:
It doesn’t matter if he’s scoring against Inverness Caley Thistle or whoever because you still have to produce regardless of the opposition. What we have seen from Southgate is he’s willing to give people a chance. If Scott is scoring goals, creating and performing every week then I don’t see why he won’t get a shout.
Sinclair has never represented his country at senior level but was a part of their U21s set-up and represented Great Britain in the 2012 London Olympics.
In reaction to those comments, Rangers fans have reacted with disbelief, believing the Celtic man is nowhere near the quality to play for England.
The winger was slightly off the boil in the Hoops’ recent match with the Gers at Celtic Park, unable to really get in behind full-back Lee Hodson and it appears that’s sparked the amusing response to the comments.
They took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the matter…
@Record_Sport Comedy Gold ????????????
— Al☠ Bear (@AlBearfaced) March 28, 2017
— Blue Room Art (@BlueRoomArt) March 28, 2017
@Record_Sport wait till few days before semi final he will be worth 50million celic view on over drive this week….
— Ally keith (@followfollow71) March 28, 2017
@Record_Sport hahaha hahaha ???????????? stop it, you're killing me ????????
— Andrew Smith (@snoopythepilot) March 28, 2017
@Record_Sport up against Lee Hodgson twice this year. Never kicked a ball.
— Billy 'Lawman' King (@Redfive05ive) March 28, 2017
— Skid (@markseath1) March 28, 2017