Scott McDonald comments on Celtic winger Scott Sinclair

31st October 2018, Kilmac Stadium, Dundee, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Dundee versus Celtic; Scott Sinclair of Celtic is congratulated after scoring for 2-0 by Kieran Tierney...

Celtic winger Scott Sinclair seems to have impressed Scott McDonald.

Scott Sinclair of Celtic arrives prior to the UEFA Europa League Group B match between Celtic and RB Leipzig at Celtic Park on November 8, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Scott McDonald has told BBC Sport that Celtic winger Scott Sinclair’s confidence is coming back.

The former Celtic star made the comments following the Hoops’ 2-1 win against RB Leipzig at Celtic Park in the Europa League on Thursday evening.

The 29-year-old former Aston Villa winger started the match and played until injury time, as Brendan Rodgers’s side won 2-1.

 

McDonald was impressed with the performance produced by the former Swansea City winger - who earns £25,000 per week as salary, according to The Daily Star.

“When Scott Sinclair is positive and gets on the front foot, he's so good to watch,” McDonald told BBC Sport about Sinclair. “His confidence is coming back.”

Praise for Ryan Christie

Ryan Christie also featured in the match for Celtic against Leipzig, and the 23-year-old Scotland international midfielder played well for the Hoops.

The former Inverness Caledonian Thistle ace has been playing well for the Glasgow giants in recent weeks.

Former Scotland international central defender Willie Miller has spoken highly of Christie, and so has ex-Celtic goalkeeper Pat Bonner.

Ryan Christie of Celtic celebrates his side's winning goal during the UEFA Europa League Group B match between Celtic and RB Leipzig at Celtic Park on November 8, 2018 in Glasgow, United...

Miller told BBC Sport: "Ryan Christie has been handed the chance through circumstances, through injuries, and he's come into the Celtic team and he's been outstanding.

“Not just in playing in a Celtic team that's playing at a high level, but playing against quality opposition as well.

“He's now really putting in performances that are saying to Brendan Rodgers, even if he's not going to be starting he's going to be a big part of his plans going forward.”

Bonner told BBC Sport: “I think if Ryan Christie keeps performing like he did tonight, it's going to be very difficult for Brendan Rodgers to leave him out. The energy he put in, the runs tonight, that's what Stuart Armstrong used to do.”

Celtic will return to action on Sunday afternoon when they take on Livingston away from home in the Scottish Premiership.

Bruma of RB Leipzig vies with Ryan Christie of Celtic during the UEFA Europa League Group B match between Celtic and RB Leipzig at Celtic Park on November 8, 2018 in Glasgow, United...

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