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Rodgers provides fitness update on Celtic 27-year-old

By Dominic Toner

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has claimed he will give Scott Sinclair until the last minute to prove his fitness for the weekend.

The 27-year-old was forced off in the 2-0 Champions League defeat to Barcelona on Wednesday night, with a suspected hamstring injury.

The Bhoys face Aberdeen on Sunday in the Scottish League Cup final at Hamden Park.

Sinclair would be a colossal miss to the side as he has hit the ground running since his summer arrival from Aston Villa.

Celtic boss Rodgers has revealed that he will wait until the last moment to see if the attacker can play in the final.

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“Scotty, we will give to the very last moment,” Rodgers said, as quoted by the club’s official Twitter account.

Sinclair has become a fan favourite at Celtic Park after showing his ability to take on defenders and score this season.

The winger has already netted 10 times in 22 appearances for the Scottish giants and has become a regular in the starting XI.

He has even outscored his team-mate Moussa Dembele in the Scottish Premiership, scoring nine goals in comparison to his seven as he leads the league’s golden boot race.

Rodgers does have wide men Callum McGregor, James Forrest and Patrick Roberts in his squad already, who could be available to replace Sinclair if he is ruled out.

Sinclair has managed to reignite his stuttering form with Celtic and is showing the kind of form that earned him a move to Manchester City.

In other Celtic team news, the club’s defender has revealed how he stopped Luis Suarez.