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Celtic trigger clause in Scott Sinclair's contract to keep winger at Parkhead

Celtic's Scott Sinclair (left) celebrates with his team-mates (Ian Rutherford/PA Wire)
Celtic's Scott Sinclair (left) celebrates with his team-mates (Ian Rutherford/PA Wire)
Adam McKendry

By Adam McKendry

Celtic have triggered a clause in Scott Sinclair's contract to keep the winger at Parkhead for another season.

Manager Neil Lennon confirmed the news at this morning's press conference ahead of Celtic's game against Aberdeen on Saturday.

Sinclair, 30, has been vital for the Hoops since joining from Aston Villa back in 2016, scoring 60 goals in 156 appearances for the Glasgow giants.

The former Chelsea and Manchester City star moved north after struggling to find a permanent home in England and has become one of the stand-out players in the Scottish Premiership.

Former England winger Sinclair has scored 17 goals in 51 appearances for Lennon's side this season as they sit on the verge of another Premiership title, which would be their eighth in a row.

"Scotty will be here for another year," confirmed Lennon. "He has been a good player since he walked in the door. It's a big boost for the squad.

"He has made a big contribution in the goals column and that football intelligence and experience is always important to have around.

"There is a familiarity there for Scott going into the Champions League qualifiers next season. He is one we don't need to replace."

Meanwhile, left-back Kieran Tierney could be back in contention for Celtic's visit to Aberdeen on Saturday despite needing double hernia surgery during the summer.

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