By Will Butcher
Scott Sinclair has become the first Celtic player to score in each of the team’s opening five domestic fixtures since legend Jimmy McGrory – and fans have reacted with delight on Twitter.
The 27-year-old has hit the ground running in Glasgow after signing for the 47-time Scottish Premiership champions in August for £3.5million from Aston Villa.
BBC Sport Scotland revealed on their Twitter account that his curling effort against Inverness on Sunday equalled record-goalscorer Jimmy McGrory’s feat of finding the net five separate times in the first five games.
— BBC Sport Scotland (@BBCSportScot) September 19, 2016
Sinclair, who is back with manager Brendan Rodgers following their time together at both Chelsea and Swansea, has made an explosive start by scoring six goals in nine games for the Scottish champions.
Fans have revealed their delight for the former Manchester City star, and are desperate for him to continue his rate of finding the net by breaking McGrory’s record on Saturday as the Hoops host Kilmarnock.
Here are a selection of their tweets:
— Kev K (@Kevbev1967) September 19, 2016
@Scotty_Sinclair impressive goal to game ratio big guy, another composed finish yesterday. Great start to your Celtic career! Hail hail!
— tallpaul (@talluspaulis) September 19, 2016
Scott Sinclair is so good
— Arron Miller (@arr0nmiller) September 19, 2016
Scott Sinclair best player in Scotland, didn't work out for him in England, looks like he has found a new lease of life.
— Euro champs 79 (@79_euro) September 19, 2016
Watching sportscene just so a can watch the @Scotty_Sinclair goal again ??
— prossergioUTLR (@ryanproser1967) September 18, 2016
Scott Sinclair looks a world beater in the SPL.
— James Hall (@James_Hall92) September 18, 2016
Beauty from @Scotty_Sinclair 5 in 5 for him now! ?
— Edward Power (@EddiePower88) September 18, 2016
One fan believes that Sinclair has settled in so well in Scotland, that he could start to become accustomed to some of Scotland’s finest cuisines.
Scott Sinclair has settled well.
He's speaking Glaswegian, addicted to tatie scones, Tablet & Irn Bru. Will soon be like Chris Commons
— Offended Brendan (@offendedbrendan) September 18, 2016
Rodgers’ side were desperate to bounce back from their Champions League drubbing at the hands of Spanish champions Barcelona, that saw Lionel Messi and co. run riot in a 7-0 win.
However, Celtic conceded a last-minute equaliser against the Caley Jags to ruin the Hoop’s 100% record.
In other Celtic team news, Brendan Rodgers have given a fitness update on the club’s star player.