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Preston's Scott Sinclair now sits second in unwanted Championship ranking

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.

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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.

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