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Brendan Rodgers has plans for Sinclair

Aston Villa's Scott Sinclair has a shot saved by Newcastle's Karl Darlow

Celtic signed Scott Sinclair on Sunday and Brendan Rodgers knows where to use him.

Scott Sinclair celebrates after scoring the second goal for Aston Villa

Brendan Rodgers has revealed via The Glasgow Evening Times that Celtic fans can look forward to seeing new hero Scott Sinclair on the left-hand side of attack this season.

The 27-year-old forward announced himself to the Scottish champions in style by netting a late winner in the 2-1 victory at Hearts - hours after joining from Aston Villa on a four-year deal.

The former Swansea City ace first emerged as a real talent working under Rodgers in South Wales, where he netted 27 times during the 2010-11 Championship campaign to help the Swans win Premier League promotion.

Scott Sinclair celebrates after scoring the second goal for Aston Villa

Moves to Manchester City and Aston Villa have since stunted his progress somewhat after a rough four years or so, but Rodgers, who also worked with him at Chelsea before Swansea, clearly knows how to draw the best from Sinclair.

The Northern Irish manager asserts that Sinclair's best position is left of attack, where he operated for Swansea during his goal-laden early years.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers talks to the media before the match

“He can play in a couple of positions but I think his home is on that left side" said Rodgers via The Glasgow Evening Times.

"He's not an out and out winger, he likes to be on the inside at times. He’ll run and be direct, he wants to get goals.

"He scored 27 goals for me in The Championship for Swansea and he wants to get in there and score goals in the Premier League. His natural habitat is off that left side, coming, joining in the game and getting in the box to score goals.”

If Sinclair was prolific in the Championship then Celtic fans could understandably hope to see him tear up the Scottish Premiership during his spell in Glasgow.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers before the match

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