Scotty Sinclair set for magical, wonderful third season says Rodgers

SCOTTY SINCLAIR will be back to his best this season according to the man at Celtic who knows him best. The Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers worked with the winger at Chelsea and Swansea and had no hesitation in signing him for Celtic as soon as he took the job, reckons that the Englishman will be back firing on all cylinders in both their third season as Celts.

“Scott was our top goalscorer last year and wasn’t even in the team every week,” Brendan said yesterday.

“He has come back super hungry and you can see the difference. The first two weeks he has come back the Scott Sinclair I have known from Chelsea, Swansea and the one I brought here in the first year.

“Last summer was the first time in his career where he never really had a break. I felt in the first day of pre-season he didn’t look fresh. Then you have to go in and play in the games and we are the sort of team where we need our players with big energy.

“It’s natural. How many times have we seen it? Stefan Johansen won all the awards here and the next season it didn’t happen for him. It’s tough and natural.

“If you don’t have that it’s tough and it stands out. He reflected on that because I spoke to him at the end of last season in the week leading up to the Cup Final in terms of what he had to get back to.

“We told him to clear his mind again because he had set such high standards in his first season.

“He still did very well last season and wants to get back to the level he was at and we know he can play at. He stood out like a sore thumb how good he was in that first season. How quick, fast and dynamic he was.

“We can see there is now a different dynamic and hunger to his game. He will be okay this year.”

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