Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers believes that Scott Sinclair is good enough to be called up Gareth Southgate for the England national team.
The 28-year-old has played a key role for Celtic, who have won their sixth successive Scottish Premiership title this season and have yet to lose a game. Many expect him to be named as Player of the Season.
During his time in his native England, Sinclair was highly rated and had spells with Chelsea and Manchester City though he failed to exactly establish himself at both sides. Since arriving in Scotland, however, he has settled and is playing confident football.
What will work against Sinclair in being selected by Southgate is the fact that he plays in the Scottish Premiership which many believe is not a true test of a player’s ability as compared to the faster paced English game.
However Rodgers who previously managed Liverpool and Swansea in England does believe that Sinclair has the ability to play for England and when asked about this, he said, “With Scotty, I think he has shown that. With Scotty and with England he suits the criteria; he is fast, he is strong, he has good technique, he has an eye for goal and he is robust and he works hard.”