Scott Sinclair looking forward to another duel with Rangers

Celtic winger Scott Sinclair is hoping for another fruitful trip to Ibrox on Sunday to play Rangers.

Since signing for the Hoops in the summer of 2016 from Aston Villa, the 28-year-old has provided goals and assists against the Govan side at home, at Hampden Park, and in three victories at the home of their Old Firm rivals.

He scored the winning goal in the Hogmanay clash at Ibrox in 2016 and notched in the 5-1 win away in April 2017, and in front of what will be a passionate Gers support this weekend, he is aiming to build on his record in the keenly-awaited Ladbrokes Premiership encounter.

“My first time at Ibrox was really good,” he told Celtic View. “I set up Moussa (Dembele) for the first goal and then scored the winner in the second half to secure the three points, so it was a perfect way to close things off ahead of the winter break.

“You have to be able to thrive in all atmospheres, especially the ones where fans are trying to intimidate you.

“That’s the whole point of playing football. You’re not always going to be playing in front of fans who are all behind you.

“It’s such a big game and for players, when we play in these games, we give it our all and enjoy the occasion.

“The opposition fans are going to give you stick and try and put you off your game, but in these kinds of games I stay focused and go out there and do what I do.

“It’s a different feeling compared to having 60,000 Celtic fans behind you.

“They give you that lift to keep going and it’s an incredible feeling having that kind of support behind you.

“Obviously when you go away from home to somewhere like Ibrox it’s not like that.

“You have over 40,000 people against you and it’s one of those things you need to enjoy dealing with.

“It’s great for players to be involved in those games and come away with the three points.”