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14th Apr, 2017 | 10:08am

Brendan Rodgers raves about standout Celtic performer, deserves international debut (not Dembele)

By Matt Bullin

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has raved about standout Celtic performer Scott Sinclair, and stated that Gareth Southgate should pick him for the World Cup qualifier against Scotland.

Sinclair has been in superb form for the Hoops this season following a £3.5million summer switch from Aston Villa.

The former Chelsea, Swansea, Manchester City and West Brom man has scored 20 goals and provided seven assists in his 29 appearances in the Scottish Premiership.

He has enjoyed success in all competitions too – he’s played 42 league and cup games for Celtic, netting 23 times and adding 10 assists.

The 28-year-old is part of the side who cantered to the Scottish Premiership title this season, and are still unbeaten in the league with six matches left to play.

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Scotland take on England on June 10 at Hampden Park in a World Cup qualifier, and Sinclair’s boss believes Sinclair should play a part.

Speaking in The Telegraph, Rodgers said: “[England] played 4-3-3 against Germany – which we play at times, so Scotty knows the role and you need people who are direct and who can score goals and play.

“Scotty has shown that for England he suits the criteria. He is fast, strong, has an eye for goal and he works hard. It wouldn’t surprise me [if he was called up].”

When England last met Scotland, earlier this season in a World Cup qualifier in November, England came out on top winning 3-0.

Daniel Sturridge, Adam Lallana and Gary Cahill all netted at Wembley to hand the Three Lions three points.

Sinclair is yet to be capped by England at senior level, though he has represented the youth teams, having played for the Under-17s up to the Under-21s.

In other Celtic news, This in-form Celtic star has a message for Brendan Rodgers.

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