Craig Gordon expecting Scott Sinclair to kick on


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Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon is confident forward Scott Sinclair will now be able to kick on after scoring the winner against Aberdeen on Saturday.

The former Manchester City winger has had to bide his time in recent months after dropping down the pecking order under Brendan Rodgers.

He was given a chance at Celtic Park and he showed plenty of passion as he ran to the crowd straight after his back-heel effort.

The 29-year-old is now off the mark this season and Gordon believes the goal will do him the world of good.

He told reporters: “I think that will give him a lot of confidence. It was a really tidy finish in a tight area.

“That is what he gives you. He has quick feet in that final third. It didn’t look like there was anything on with his back to goal and he produces a piece of magic.

It was a great piece of skill to score from that angle and that position. ‘I’m sure he will take a lot of positives from it. It will be great to have him on form because when he is then he is a massive threat for us.’

Gordon also received plenty of praise after making several key saves from former team-mate Gary Mackay-Steven. The duo will now be looking to help the club win their Europa League clash with RB Salzburg on Thursday.

The Austrian outfit are 1.62 to win, with the draw 4.00 and Celtic price as 5.00 outsiders.

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