The Old Firm derby is just around the corner, as Celtic aim to enact revenge on Steven Gerrard’s Rangers. Neil Lennon’s first derby after returning as the Hoops manager, it’s guaranteed to be an end-to-end contest between two fearless attacking sides vying for the Premiership title.
Indeed, Celtic and Rangers both heavily rely on their wingers, with Scott Sinclair and Ryan Kent both playing crucial roles in the left-wing, with the latter having helped decide the result in the last fixture.
So with that in mind, and the two different individuals with a similar hunger for goals, they’ll be decisive in creating game-winning moments.
The experienced winger might not be enjoying the most prolific season, but has seen a surge in form after Lennon’s arrival.
Sinclair’s scored 9 goals this season, aiming to hit double figures against Celtic’s biggest rivals. He’s been encouraged to go forward more often by Lennon, often wandering into promising positions and coming close to scoring. Sinclair’s dribbling ability, the knack of cutting into the box and promising crossing ability’s created some majestic moments in recent weeks.
Having been unable to score against Rangers for almost two years, he’ll be primed to break that duck by running back the clock to prove his worth at the Scottish giants.
TT Grade: B
The loanee from Liverpool’s turning out as a Steven Gerrard’s masterclass, bringing life to Rangers attack. Kent’s had a stellar season so far for the Gers, scoring 5 goals and assisting 6 in the Premiership. However, his stunning display against Celtic last time out, where he assisted the winner, caught everyone’s attention.
Kent’s pace, dribbling ability, creativity tormented the league-leaders last time. He’ll aim to reenact his heroics, storming past Celtic’s defenders and moving into goal-scoring situations to expose the Hoops defence.
The 22-year-old will need to show nerves of steel under a hostile environment, but if he rises up to give another match-winning performance, he’ll become a legend among Rangers fans.
TT Grade: A-
Sinclair might edge Kent in terms of experience, yet it’s the youngster who’s riding on higher momentum.
The 22-year-old looks menacing every-time he takes the field and considering his confidence in big-match situations he’ll be primed to do something special ahead of the misfiring Sinclair on Sunday.
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