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Sunday 28 May 2017

Sinclair: This means so much to me

Trevor Sinclair
Trevor Sinclair

Scott Sinclair was delighted to seal Celtic's Scottish Premiership title win with a hat-trick at a ground where he scored a late winner at the start of his Hoops career.

Just hours after signing for the Parkhead club last August in a £3.5million move from Aston Villa, the 28-year-old came off the bench to clinch a 2-1 victory over Hearts at Tynecastle.

Sinclair was in sizzling form on his return to Gorgie, scoring a first-half double before grabbing his third from the spot late on after Stuart Armstrong and Patrick Roberts stretched the lead further. The 5-0 win sealed a sixth successive title for the Parkhead club, with Sinclair taking his tally for the season to 18.

The former Manchester City player said: "It was a good memory to come off the bench here on my Celtic debut and score the winner and now I'm back and scoring a hat-trick and winning the game and winning the title. It means so much to me after all I've been through in the last few years, not knowing where my career was going to end up.

"Relegation from Villa was tough and I didn't know where I was going."

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