TITLE hat-trick hero Scott Sinclair admits Celtic have given him the ideal platform to prove his quality after a difficult spell in England.

The 28-year-old attacker grew frustrated at Manchester City before being relegated with Aston Villa, but has hit 21 goals so far as the Hoops clinched the league title in his first season across the border.

Sinclair said: “It means so much to me because of the amount I’ve been through in the last few years.

“It’s worked out even better than I expected.

“Getting relegated with Villa was tough. You’re at a stage in your career when it’s frustrating that you can’t show your attributes.

“So, it’s great that I’ve come here and can show that week in, week out.

“To score a hat-trick that ties down the league, words can’t describe how I’m feeling.

“When I came here you guys asked me what I wanted to get out of it and the main thing was to enjoy football again.

“I lost that a little bit. To go to Manchester City and for two years you’re not even getting a sniff, not even making the bench some weeks and training on your own – it’s mentally draining and it can affect you on and off the field.

“But I dug deep and stuck with it and I’m getting the rewards.”

And if Scotty Sinclair misses the team bus again there will always be a seat for him on the Tommy Gemmell CSC Dunblane. We’ll get you home safely Scotty….eventually though!

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