Lennon to welcome Celtic forward in from the cold

Celtic have reportedly taken up the option to extend Scott Sinclair's stay at Parkhead by a further 12 months.

Celtic boss Neil Lennon appears set to bring Scott Sinclair back into the first-team set-up after holding clear-the-air talks with the forward.

The former Manchester City man has only played 45 minutes of Scottish Premiership football this season, having slipped down the pecking order at Celtic Park.

The 30-year-old’s demise has come as something of a surprise given the Bhoys activated a one-year extension clause in his contract at the end of last season after he’d hit the target 17 times in all competitions.

Despite the extension, the forward appeared set to leave the club, with Lennon admitting he could go before the transfer window closed at the start of September.

Sinclair has recently posted a video of himself training on social media and the clip has seemingly caught the eye of his manager.

Football Insider claims Lennon is due to speak to Sinclair about his future at Celtic and is expected to bring him back into the squad ahead of the Europa League group stages getting underway later this month.

Lennon has previously been asked about his decision to leave out Sinclair and believes he has enough attacking talent to cope without the Englishman.

“We don’t want to treat him badly because he’s a senior pro,” said the Northern Irishman after Sinclair had been left out of Celtic’s squad for the clash with AIK.

“It’s just that he’s finding it difficult right now to get into the squad. I can’t pick six wingers.”