By Dominic Toner

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers believes that Scott Sinclair is important to the team because of his intensity.

The 27-year-old completed his move to the Scottish champions in the summer transfer window and has made a big impact at the club.

The attacker has scored 10 goals in just 23 appearances and has troubled opposition defenders with his speed.

He recently missed five games across all competitions with a thigh injury, but made his comeback on Saturday off the bench in the 2-1 victory against Dundee.

The Bhoys manager Rodgers claims that Sinclair matches his coaching style and described him as an “exceptional player”.

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“Scott Sinclair’s been back in training since Thursday, and he’s an exceptional player,” Rodgers said, as quoted by the club’s official website. “He just picks up the dynamic of the team and it’s very important in how I work that I have speed in the team and intensity, and he’s obviously a player who brings that to the game.”

Sinclair appears to have settled in Scotland after a string of frustrating spells at the likes of Manchester City and Aston Villa in England.

The winger has always showed the potential to become a top player and is now beginning to show some constant performances at Celtic.

He is a pacy attacker and his ability to beat a man has stood out in his short Celtic career, with the 27-year-old possessing great balance and a turn of pace.

Sinclair has had a major part to play in the club’s undefeated domestic form and will now hope to force his way back into Rodgers’ starting XI.

The Englishman could make his full return from injury on Tuesday when Celtic host Partick.

In other Celtic news, this consistent performer is the club’s player of the year for 2016.