Boss hails new boy

Boss hails new boy

Brendan Rodgers hailed Scott Sinclair after the Celtic attacker grabbed his fifth successive league goal against Inverness.

The goal, which came in the 2-2 draw on Sunday, saw Sinclair join Hoops hero Jimmy McGrory in the record books, and Rodgers had nothing put praise for his new signing.

Sinclair, who joined from Aston Villa in the summer, became the first Celtic player to achieve that feat since McGrory, who played for the club between 1922 and 1937 and later went on to manage them, in the 1934/35 season, although substitute Alex Fisher's first goal for Inverness in the 89th minute led to a share of the points.

Hoops boss Rodgers said: "If he ends up like Jimmy he will be all right - he will be in the Celtic Musical (a current show about the club

"You can see he is quality. His ability to take the ball up the field quickly is there and he has a hunger to score goals. It was a wonderful finish.

"He is 27, not so many miles on the clock, but you see his speed and natural finishing ability and he will be disappointed he hasn't scored more today.

"He is enjoying his life in Scotland, loves playing for Celtic and will be a player who will go and be a great servant for the club."

Sinclair said: "I wasn't aware of it (the record) until someone told be after the game. It is a good achievement, but you want to come off scoring goals and winning games really.

"I just got into every game looking to create and score goals, but the main thing is getting three points."

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