SCOTT SINCLAIR insists he will thrive on the “hatred” of the Glasgow derby as he makes his first trip to Ibrox to face Rangers.
Celtic have won the first two games against Mark Warburton’s outfit in this campaign and are hoping to complete the hat-trick on Hogmanay.
Sinclair scored in the Hoops’ 5-1 demolition of Rangers in the first league meeting in September and also featured in the 1-0 Betfred League Cup semi-final victory at Hampden.
Now the winger is looking forward to visiting Ibrox and he reckons he will relish the red-hot atmosphere.

He said: “It is great for all footballers. The hatred, that all the fans don’t like you and all our fans are behind us.

“This is the whole point of being a footballer, that excitement and the atmosphere when you go to stadiums like that.

“It’s obviously the massive game. All the fans will be up for that one.

“When I was a Manchester City player, I was on the bench but didn’t play in the Manchester United derby.

“I played home and away against Cardiff when I was at Swansea, but it doesn’t compare to the derbies up here, it doesn’t come close to Celtic-Rangers.

“It is so loud and hostile you can’t hear any of your team-mates.

“It is great. These kinds of game are massive and just such a big occasion.”



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