By Will Butcher
Scott Sinclair is looking up to Celtic legend Jimmy McGrory’s record of 522 goals, after exploding onto the scene at Celtic Park.
The 27-year-old has equalled one of McGrory’s records, after becoming the first player to score in each of the Hoops’ first five Scottish Premiership fixtures.
The former Manchester City man will break McGrory’s record if he can find the net against Kilmarnock on Saturday.
Sinclair revealed humorously on his personal Instagram account that if he is able to score as many goals as McGrory did, then he thinks he will be “alright.”
Sinclair, who is back with manager Brendan Rodgers following their time together at both Chelsea and Swansea, has made an explosive start by scoring six goals in nine games for the Scottish champions.
His fifth domestic goal of the season came against Inverness on Sunday, curling a sublime solo effort beyond the reach of Caley Jags’ stopper Owain Fôn Williams. The strike wasn’t enough to secure the three points for Rodgers’ men though, as Alex Fisher salvaged a point in the 89th minute.
Sinclair endured a difficult season in 2015-16 at Villa Park as relegation marred a woeful season for the club.
But Sinclair, who represented Team GB at the 2012 Olympics, is hoping for a new lease of life at Parkhead, and believes the supporters can help reignite his love of the game.
In other Celtic news, this senior trio could return to face Alloa on Wednesday.