By Harvey Byrne

Forward Scott Sinclair has told that he would play upfront for Celtic if manager Brendan Rodgers asked him to.

The 28-year-old was a huge hit in Glasgow after joining from Aston Villa last summer and in his debut campaign he bagged a fine 25 goals in 50 appearances in all competitions.

Now, Celtic are currently struggling to injury to their forward players and the Hoops played their Champions League first-leg qualifier at Parkhead without both Moussa Dembele and Leigh Griffiths last week, resulting to a 0-0 draw.

Griffiths has since been confirmed to be travelling with the squad to Norway for the second-leg, but Sinclair has told before the clash, as quoted by the club’s official Twitter account that he is ready to take up the striker position.

Celtic will be gunning for victory at the Lerkendal Stadion on Wednesday evening and they will know an away goal could make all the difference.

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The Hoops made tough work of the Champions League qualifiers last season, suffering a first-leg defeat against Gibraltar outfit Lincoln Red Imps alongside managing just one-goal aggregate victories over both Astana and Hapoel Be’er Sheva.

However, after winning a domestic treble in the last campaign manager Brendan Rodgers now has his eyes on European glory and he will be hoping whoever starts upfront on Wednesday bags the all important goal.

In other Celtic news, the Hoops have been installed as second favourites to sign this 22-goal English striker.

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