SCOTTY SINCLAIR is determined to step into the spotlight against Bayern Munich tonight.
The last time the flamboyant attacker was at the Allianz Arena he was well and truly in the shadows.
Sinclair was part of the Manchester City squad who took on the German giants in the Champions League in 2014. But the Hoops ace didn’t even merit a place on the substitutes’ bench.
He said: “I have been here before with City, so it’s nice to come back and be more involved.
“It’s a huge difference to the last time as I wasn’t involved at all. I wasn’t even on the bench.
“I was the 19th man for City back then, but now I’m coming back with a role to play and I am enjoying it.
“It just goes to show the progression in my career, but I want to keep progressing and improving.
“I’m at Celtic and enjoying playing Champions League football. I am in a much different head space now. I am enjoying playing, I’m scoring and winning.
“It was tough getting relegated at Aston Villa and the dark days when you are maybe not getting a game. But it’s different now.
“You need to enjoy these occasions because this is what it’s all about.”
OUR SECOND CQN PODCAST this week, featuring interviews with ex-Celts Alan Stubbs and Chris Sutton, previewing the big games this week against Bayern Munich and Hibs at Hampden on Saturday.
Stubbs gives an insight into Liam Henderson as a player and talks about where his career should go from here.
BT Sport pundit Chris Sutton, who was speaking at the SPFL Betfred League Cup media day, spoke about Celtic’s European challenge in Munich and his former gaffer Gordon Strachan’s departure from Hampden Park.
Speaking on behalf of BT Sport, Alan Stubbs also spoke about his regret at leaving Hibs, and looks ahead to the League Cup semi-final between two of his former clubs.
BT Sport is where the best go head to head. Watch Bayern Munich v Celtic exclusively live in the UEFA Champions League on BT Sport ESPN from 7pm tonight & Hibs v Celtic exclusively live in the SPFL Betfred League Cup on BT Sport 1 from 11:15am on Saturday 21st October.