SCOTT SINCLAIR has praised Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers for boosting his career after the Hoops won through to next month’s Betfred League Cup Final against Aberdeen.
The 27-year-old winger, signed for £4.5million from Aston Villa in the summer, almost scored twice in the dramatic 1-0 win over Comedy Club Sevco Rangers yesterday.
He was thwarted by Matt Gilks in the first-half when the keeper blocked a low shot with his leg and the Englishman was out of luck with a free-kick that struck the underside of the crossbar after the turnaround.
Sinclair, who first worked with Rodgers at Chelsea and then Swansea, said: “I could never have imagined things going as smoothly when I decided to make the move up here.
“The big thing for me was to come up here and enjoy my football again and get things back on track. I wanted to play under a manager who has belief in me.
“It’s great now that we’re in a Cup Final and we can, hopefully, get some silverware before Christmas. Things couldn’t have gone any better.
“I feel my career is back on track now. You can see that when I’m enjoying football I play well every week.
“I’ve played under this manager on numerous occasions at Swansea and the youth team at Chelsea and he gives me confidence.
“When I was at Swansea enjoying it and scoring all the time it got me a move to Manchester City.
“Now I’m just happy and feeling at home up here at Celtic.”