By Will Butcher

Celtic could be boosted by the return of summer signing Scott Sinclair against Dundee, but will be without fellow winger James Forrest.

Sinclair, 27, has been sidelined with a hamstring injury but could make a return to Brendan Rodgers’ side after taking part in Celtic’s training session on Thursday at Lennoxtown.

Speaking ahead of Saturday’s clash, assistant manager Kennedy was quoted by Celtic’s official Twitter account as saying Sinclair was available but Forrest would remain sidelined with a groin problem.

“James Forrest is still getting treatment & hasn’t been out on the pitch yet. Still out,” Kennedy revealed.

“Scott Sinclair trained most of the session today, back in contention… He has trained and could be available.”

Scott Sinclair has been in magnificent form since his move north to Glasgow, scoring 10 goals in 22 league and cup encounters for the Hoops.

However, the former Aston Villa and Manchester City attacker has been sidelined for the last five games after picking up the injury against Barcelona back in November.

Now in line for a return, former Liverpool boss Rodgers could be tempted to rush Sinclair’s return as Scotland international Forrest remains sidelined.

It is unclear when Forrest will return to the 47-time Scottish champions side, but on-loan Manchester City winger Patrick Roberts is likely to replace him out wide.

Three points for the Hoops on Saturday could see Rodgers saide go 14 points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership, if Rangers lose to Hamilton on Friday night.

In other Celtic team news, Scott Brown has made this bold claim about bit-part attacker Leigh Griffiths.