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Scott Sinclair completes Preston move as winger leaves Celtic

The 30-year-old winger has signed a permanent contract for the English Championship club.

Done deal: Sinclair leaves Celtic

Scott Sinclair has completed his move to Preston – leaving Celtic after a three-and-a-half-year spell at the club.

The 30-year-old winger has signed a permanent contract for the English Championship club, after agreeing a two-and-a-half-year deal at Deepdale.

Speaking about his move, Sinclair said: “I am so delighted to get the deal done.

“I have been waiting to finally get down here to sign and I can’t wait to get started and to finally meet the lads.

“I spoke to the manager before I came and he spoke about training, about the tactics and I like where the club is heading – he persuaded me to come and I am so happy.

“I have had a fantastic three-and-half-years with Celtic, we did the treble-treble, I got the PFA player of the year, scored goals and was top goalscorer, but now it is a new chapter for me.

“I am coming here to improve and to help the team push for promotion.”

Preston manager Alex Neil added: “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.”

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