In-form 28-year-old Celtic star has this message for Brendan Rodgers
By Matt Bullin
Celtic star Scott Sinclair has admitted Brendan Rodgers has revived his career after a tough few years.
Sinclair netted a superb hat-trick as Celtic won a first league title under Rodgers at Tynecastle a week ago.
The former Chelsea, Swansea, Manchester City and Aston Villa man also scored this weekend as his side saw off Kilmarnock 3-1 at Celtic Park.
Stuart Armstrong gave the Hoops the lead with a fine 25-yard strike, before Jordan Jones equalised for Kilmarnock on 65 minutes.
However Sinclair netted shortly after to retake the lead for Celtic, and James Forrest headed home their third to secure all three points.
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The 28-year-old forward now has 20 goals and seven assists in his 29 Scottish Premier League appearances.
However overall he has 23 goals in his 42 league and cup games, as well as 10 assists.
Speaking in The Telegraph, Sinclair said he has to thank Rodgers for helping him find his form again.
He said: “It is all credit to the manager. When you haven’t played for a couple of years it takes time to get your form back.
“When you are in a tough time in your career you just have to dig deep. The easiest thing in football is falling off and the hardest thing is to get back on track.”
Sinclair had endured a difficult few seasons at Man City, West Brom and Aston Villa after starring in Swansea’s promotion winning season to the Premier League.
After scoring just two goals in 27 league appearances for Villa last season he was offered a life line by Celtic and Rodgers in the summer with a £3.5million move up north, and he has reaped the rewards since then.
In other Celtic news, Kris Boyd has claimed that Rangers must do this if they are to challenge Celtic.