SCOTT SINCLAIR has admitted he would much rather play alongside Kolo Toure than against the veteran central defender.
The two have, of course, joined up at Celtic this season with Brendan Rodgers spending £4.5million on the Aston Villa winger and snapping up the Ivory Coast international for nothing after his release from Liverpool.
Sinclair was a team-mate of Toure at Manchester City, but faced him during his Swansea days.
The instant fans’ favourite, who has scored three goals against Hearts, Motherwell and St Johnstone since his move two-and-a-half weeks ago, said: “I’m not surprised at how good Kolo has been for us.
“I played with him at City and know all about his quality.
“He showed it again on Wednesday night when we won 5-2 in the first leg of our play-off against Hapoel Be’er Sheva. He has such a great personality.
“Kolo has played at some big clubs in his career and he can share that influence with the young players at Celtic. All the boys can learn from him.”
Both Toure and Sinclair are almost certainties to start in Israel tomorrow night as the Hoops walk a £20million tightrope.
The attacker added: “We’ve got to look to win this game, as well. That would put it to bed.”