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Scott McDonald claims people 'still doubt' the ability of Celtic winger Scott Sinclair

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is seen during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Celtic and Hibernian at Celtic Park on February 6, 2019 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Scott Sinclair will be hoping to make his mark when Celtic take on Valencia in the Europa League on Thursday.

Scott Sinclair of Celtic vies with David Gray of Hibernian uring the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Celtic and Hibernian at Celtic Park on February 6, 2019 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Scott McDonald has claimed 'people still doubt' the ability of Celtic winger Scott Sinclair following his hat-trick against St Johnstone on Sunday in the Scottish Cup.

The 29-year-old has played a key part in Brendan Rodgers delivering back-to-back trebles in Glasgow as they will be hoping to continue that dominance this season. 

The Bhoys host La Liga outfit Valencia in the Europa League on Thursday night, with Rodgers hoping his players can take an advantage going into the second leg in Spain in a weeks time.

 

Nonetheless, following Sinclar's spectacular display at the weekend, former Celtic man McDonald labelled his goalscoring as 'crazy' and pointed out why he is so dangerous. 

"It's crazy. Another hat-trick, 16 goals this year, 56 [59] Celtic goals [in total] and people still doubt his ability," McDonald told BBC Sport.

"He just keeps being in the right place at the right time. We've seen since the winter break, he's always in that six-yard box."

Jack Colback of Newcastle United and Scott Sinclair of Aston Villa during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Newcastle United at Villa Park on May 7, 2016 in...

During his career, Sinclair has played for Swansea under Rodgers, Manchester City, West Brom and most recently Aston Villa prior to his move to Celtic Park in 2016. 

During his time in Scotland, the versatile attacker has played 145 matches in all competitions, finding the back of the net on 59 occasions and supplying 34 assists along the way, according to transfermarkt. 

This season he has scored 16 goals in all competitions as he will be looking to be one of the main threats for his side against Valencia on Thursday.

Rodgers has a lot of pace, power and trickery in the final third and he is well aware that a positive result would start to show that they are making progress on the European stage.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers looks on during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between St Johnstone and Celtic at McDiarmid Park on February 3, 2019 in Perth, United Kingdom.

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