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‘WE’RE LOOKING FOR A WIN IN ASTANA,’ VOWS SCOTTY

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SCOTTY SINCLAIR is concentrating fully on Astana in the second leg of Celtic’s Champions League play-off tie in Kazakhstan tomorrow.

Once that encounter is out of the way, the flamboyant attacker, scorer of two goals last week, will turn his attention to Thursday’s group stages draw.

Sinclair admitted: “Having that 5-0 cushion, you can get complacent.

“But that’s where we stay mentally strong and focus on the game in hand and get the job done.

“Naturally, there’s not so much pressure because of the lead, but when we go out there, we can’t concede.

“We’ll keep calm and play our normal game and make sure we go out there to win it, as well.

“We have to make sure we go over there and get the job done and then we can start looking to see who we may face.”

Sinclair looked at his opponents and added: “In their minds, I’m sure they’ve got nothing to lose.

“They’re going to come at us. I can’t see them sitting in because there would be no point in that.

“So, they’re going to be attacking us just as much as we’ll be attacking them, so I’m sure it’ll be an open game.

“I also think we’re a much better team, much more together and obviously the gaffer has brought in a few players and a bit more experience from last year.

“Every footballer around the world wants to play in the Champions League and to get into the group stages.

“For all the fans and everyone involved at Celtic, it’s a massive thing.

“That’s why you play the game, you’re always trying to test yourself and play against the best and there’s no better place to play against the best players than in the Champions League.”

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