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  • Sinclair ready to thrive again in Glasgow derby atmosphere

    Sinclair ready to thrive again in Glasgow derby atmosphere

    By: Tony Connelly on 06 Mar, 2018 14:45

  • AS Brendan Rodgers’ side prepare to travel to Ibrox this Sunday, Celtic fans will be hoping for another memorable afternoon across the city and a continuation of their strong record against Rangers.

    One player who has provided Hoops fans with plenty to celebrate in recent Glasgow derbies is Scott Sinclair. Since arriving at Celtic last season, the winger has tormented the Ibrox side with goals and assists, and the 28-year-old is aiming to build on his derby record this weekend.

    “My first time at Ibrox was really good,” said Sinclair in an exclusive interview with this week's Celtic View. “I set up Moussa for the first goal and then scored the winner in the second half to secure the three points, so it was a perfect way to close things off ahead of the winter break."

    Sinclair also scored the winning goal in the Hogmanay clash back in 2016, and while scoring against Rangers at a packed Celtic Park is an incredible feeling, the player also admitted that hitting the back of the net in opposition territory is an equally enthralling experience.

    “You have to be able to thrive in all atmospheres, especially the ones where fans are trying to intimidate you," he said. "That’s the whole point of playing football. You’re not always going to be playing in front of fans who are all behind you.

    “It’s such a big game and for players, when we play in these games, we give it our all and enjoy the occasion. The opposition fans are going to give you stick and try and put you off your game, but in these kinds of games I stay focused and go out there and do what I do.

    “It’s a different feeling compared to having 60,000 Celtic fans behind you. They give you that lift to keep going and it’s an incredible feeling having that kind of support behind you.

    “Obviously when you go away from home to somewhere like Ibrox it’s not like that. You have over 40,000 people against you and it’s one of those things you need to enjoy dealing with. It’s great for players to be involved in those games and come away with the three points.”

    Read the full and exclusive interview with Scott Sinclair ONLY in this week's Celtic View. On sale from Wednesday, March 7.

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