Neil Lennon says Celtic are not freezing out Scott Sinclair.
The winger has struggled to find regular playing time at Parkhead this season. The Englishman has made four appearances from the bench and hasn’t been included in Lennon‘s 18-man squad for the past three outings.
Sinclair has been pivotal the past few seasons under Brendan Rodgers as the Hoops claimed nine domestic trophies on the spin.
Lennon understands Sinclair’s frustration, but insists his lack of playing time is purely down to the form of Mikey Johnston, James Forrest and Lewis Morgan.
He said: “It’s understandable if Sinclair feels put out. We don’t want to treat him badly because he’s a senior pro.
“It’s just that he’s finding it difficult right now to get into the squad. I can’t pick six wingers. It’s been tough for Scott. We have a lot of options on the wings.
“We look a threat. We have good pace in the team, something which Mikey brings to us. Our wide men have been playing so well and we’ve been scoring goals.”