Scott Sinclair won’t be kicking up a fuss and demanding a January transfer.
In May Celtic took up a clause in his contract to extend his stay by a further 12 months but playing time has been strictly rationed.
No one contributed more goals to Celtic’s Treble success but the relationship has cooled over the last 12 months.
Celtic left the former Aston Villa winger out of the squad for their Champions League qualifier away to Cluj in August in the hope that he would be transferred but when they returned from Romania no business had been completed.
The clock is ticking down slowly to the end of his contract in June with the player putting his professional head on in the face of adversity.
Picking up on an interview in Mail on Sunday The Sun reports Sinclair saying:
I haven’t got my head down; I don’t kick up a fuss. Obviously I am really disappointing at those times when I am not getting the game time but I stay professional. I do my work.
I just try to be professional. It’s very difficult to have done what I’ve done over the last three years and then all of a sudden be pushed to the side.
You come in every day and sometimes you are not with the team, not travelling to games and not involved. Some days you are training with the reserves. That’s very difficult.
I have been very professional. I am always in the gym, doing extra to keep my body in good nick. I think it’s probably the best it has been to be honest because I am more in the gym than getting game time. That’s what keeps me ticking over, fit and ready for when I get the chance to play.
Sinclair started Thursday’s Europa League tie away to Cluj on Thursday but isn’t expected to be included in today’s squad to face Hibs.