We have come to accept that Scott Sinclair may not be all that involved in build-up play, but does possess finishing ability going forward.
The winger was a big capture when he arrived from Celtic in January 2020, but he has somewhat divided opinion at Deepdale.
Sinclair has so much quality in front of goal. If you wanted a chance to fall to a Preston player, it would likely be Sinclair.
He has hit nine goals in 33 games this season, and produced a stunning goal against Bournemouth back in December.
However, there is plenty of frustration over his displays too. Sinclair doesn’t offer much in build-up play, often seeming to be on the periphery of the game.
The extent of that has now been revealed, as The Second Tier podcast have posted a ranking of the Championship wingers with the worst chance creation this season.
Sinclair ranks second in that list, creating a chance every 225 minutes – basically, one chance created every two-and-a-half full games.
That just isn’t enough for a player of Sinclair’s quality and, honestly, his wages, and may well add some value to the suggestions that the 32-year-old is now better off as a striker than a winger.