By Amir Mir
Scott Sinclair stated that Celtic fans are some of the most passionate in football following his stunning debut on Sunday.
The winger made a £3.5 million switch from Aston Villa in the morning then came off the bench hours later with the game poised at 1-1 to score the winner for his new club.
Sinclair endured a difficult season in 2015-16 at Villa Park as relegation marred a woeful season for the club.
But the 27-year-old is hoping for a new lease of life at Parkhead, and believes the supporters can help reignite his love of the game.
“Celtic fans are some of the most passionate in football,” said Sinclair as quoted by the club’s official Twitter account. “I want to enjoy my football again and bring back the excitement of playing.”
The former Chelsea graduate played his best football under Rodgers for Swansea between 2010-12, when the Welsh club were promoted into the Premier League and cemented their status in the top-tier.
Moves to Manchester City and Villa soon followed where the pacy winger struggled for form, scoring only two Premier League goals last season for the Midlands club, but Sinclair insisted Rodgers played a big part in him moving to Scotland.
“The manager had a big impact in me coming here. He knows me and has the confidence to play me freely.” said Sinclair.
Sinclair will be now preparing for the big games in the Scottish Premiership with bitter rivals Rangers due to play the Bhoys on September 10 at Celtic Park.
In other Celtic team news, this is how ex-Rangers midfielder Steven Davis amusingly reacted to being linked with a move to Parkhead.