SCOTTY SINCLAIR insists Celtic’s positive train of thought will make the difference against Rosenborg in Trondheim tonight.
Brendan Rodgers saw his side, without the firepower of Moussa Dembele and Leigh Griffiths, held to a goalless draw in the Champions League first leg qualifier at Parkhead last week.
Now the tie is balanced on a knife-edge before this evening’s crucial encounter at the 21,000-capacity Lerkendal Stadion.
Sinclair, who claimed two goals on the way to a 6-0 aggregate win over Linfield in the previous round, said: “The only mindset going into the game is positivity and all we think about is winning.
“The situation we are in right now is what we focus on. We can’t look at ifs and buts. We are at 0-0 and, while the main priority is to keep a clean sheet, we need to score goals.
“If we go out there and make sure we get the early goal, then it will settle some nerves.
“For everyone involved in Celtic and all the fans, it’s a massive deal, and all the boys know what is at stake as this sets us up for the start of the season.
“We are going into the league this week, but we all know we need to go out and win this game.”
Last season’s 25-goal hitman added: “Obviously, Griff is back which is a massive factor for the squad.
“But whoever needs to fill in for that position will step up, as they have done.
“I can play anywhere across the front three, so if the manager wants me to play there, I will play there.”
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