‘I had an amazing relationship with the Celtic fans,’ Scotty Sinclair emotional message to Hoops fans

FORMER Celtic Star Scotty Sinclair has been speaking to the media for the first time as a Preston NE player and took the opportunity to send a heartfelt message of thanks to the wonderful Celtic support.

“It’s a fresh start, a new chapter and I’m buzzing to be here,” Scotty said about his move, which will see him back in action on the park after being mostly sidelined at Celtic this season. “I’m at my happiest when I’m playing games and scoring goals and I want to do that here.”

Sinclair has been impressed by what he’s heard from Preston boss Alex Neil and that had a bearing on his decision to make the move to the English Championship side. “The manager went through how he wants to play, the tactics and what he wants from the players and I liked the idea of it. He’s straight up and makes it clear what he wants from his players.”

We noted in an earlier piece today on The Celtic Star that Sinclair tends to get off to a flying start – remember his debut for Celtic at Tynecastle – so don’t be surprised if there isn’t a goal or two in his Preston debut, likely to be the local Derby away to Blackburn this weekend. “I want to get back to playing regularly and enjoying my football, and I want to try and hit the ground running,” he said.

“I think with the squad we have here there’s no reason we can’t push for promotion. Derbies are always big games and as a player they are the games you want to play and it would be nice to get a goal in that game! I’m ready to go so we will see how training goes and see where we are.”

And the Celtic Invincible had this to say about the Celtic support. “They made an amazing song for me, I had an amazing relationship with the Celtic fans and the love and support they have shown me over the last three years or so I can never repay.”

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The Celtic Star founder and editor, who has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

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