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Sinclair hopes Rodgers can get best out of him again

By Staff Reporter

Published 08/08/2016

Good start: Scott Sinclair hit the winner on his Celtic debut
Good start: Scott Sinclair hit the winner on his Celtic debut

New Celtic ace Scott Sinclair says it is "amazing" to have signed for the Scottish Premiership champions on a four-year deal.

Sinclair yesterday scored the winner in a 2-1 victory against Hearts, just hours after making his move from Aston Villa.

The 27-year-old forward is the latest addition to Brendan Rodgers' squad and had previously worked with him at Swansea.

Sinclair conceded: "It feels amazing to have joined Celtic. It's a massive club and I'm looking forward to it. I'm here now and I'm happy to be here."

The fee paid is reportedly around £3m, which could potentially rise to £4.5m with add-ons.

Sinclair is hoping to add to his goalscoring debut. He said: "I can't wait to get back on the pitch. When I went back to Aston Villa for pre-season, I heard Celtic were interested, and I just knew I had to come here.

"I thought it would be great for me. Because I know the manager and what to expect, hopefully I can get off to a flying start."

Indeed, Sinclair claims he played his best football under Rodgers after signing for Swansea in 2010. He moved to Manchester City in 2012, then Villa three years later, having enjoyed a loan spell in the Midlands.

"The manager had a great influence when I was at Swansea and that's when I played my best football," said the former England Under-21 international.

"And hopefully now I can get the best football out of me and get my form back out there and score goals and perform. I'm hoping to score goals, create chances and excite the fans.

"I know Kolo Toure and Dedryck Boyata from City, but I'm sure it's a great set of lads here and I'll quickly settle in."

Sinclair watched Celtic's dramatic 2-1 midweek Champions League win over Astana and claimed the prospect of European nights at Parkhead was one of the reasons he decided to join.

He said: "To have the possibility of Champions League football excites me and I can't wait to play at Celtic Park and for it to be rocking."

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