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Scott Sinclair has Preston medical ahead of Celtic exit

Celtic winger Scott Sinclair has completed a medical with Preston North End as he nears a...

Scott Sinclair has Preston medical ahead of Celtic exit SNS
Sinclair won nine trophies in three seasons at Celtic.

Celtic winger Scott Sinclair has completed a medical with Preston North End as he nears a move away from the Scottish champions.

Sinclair left Celtic’s winter training base in Dubai after discussions between the clubs and looks set to complete the switch in the next 24 hours.

The 30-year-old has entered the last six months of his contract in Glasgow and has been unable to win a regular first team place under manager Neil Lennon.

Sinclair arrived as the most high profile of Brendan Rodgers’ signings when he arrived at the club in 2016. The Englishman scored a late winner against Hearts on his debut and went on to enjoy a scintillating first season, earning the player of the year award as Celtic went unbeaten and won the treble.

The forward continued to make a contribution in his second season at the club but his status as an automatic choice eroded over time and he found himself sidelined in favour of other players.

Celtic exercised a clause to extend his contract last year but he has been unable to force his way into Lennon’s plans and has been allowed to seek first team football elsewhere.