Done Deal: 62 goals former Chelsea left-winger completes Celtic transfer

Celtic left-winger Scott Sinclair has signed for Preston North End – and could make his debut against Rovers this weekend, according to reports.

The former Chelsea and Manchester City attacker has agreed a two-and-a-half-year deal at Deepdale and joins on a permanent deal from Scottish Premiership side Celtic.

Sinclair has 62 goals in 167 appearances to his name for the Glasgow club having joined from Aston Villa in 2016, but he has found himself out of favour this season under the Hoops new boss Neil Lennon, playing just seven times in all competitions.

Preston will arrive at Ewood Park 10th in the table, two points outside the play-offs, and Neil believes the 30-year-old will prove to be a shrewd  addition for his team as they aim for better results this season half of the season.

He told his club’s website:

“I am delighted.

“The season until this point has been good, in terms of getting us into that top six contention, but we have needed to strengthen and add a little bit of knowhow and experience in certain areas.

“Scott is someone we have been interested in, and we have coveted before, and now that we have got him across the line, I am hoping that he will add that bit of quality and experience that we need.”

Sinclair came through the ranks at Chelsea and has played for 12 clubs in his career.

He scored 27 goals in the 2010/11 season to help Swansea win promotion from the Championship, scoring a hat-trick in a play-off final win over Reading.

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