Celtic winger Scott Sinclair believes Rangers’ win at Tynecastle on Sunday will be good motivation for the Hoops in league matches to come.
Sinclair, who returned to scoring ways on Thursday night away to Rosenborg, is happy to use the good form of Steven Gerrard’s side to help his teammates tackle challenges in the short-term.
As quoted by The Scottish Sun, the 29-year-old said:
Rangers going top of the table because we were playing in the final is good motivation for us.
Now it’s all about us being relentless and keeping going. The work doesn’t stop. We have another game at Motherwell on Wednesday so we’ll just keep battling on.
The Ibrox side went top of the Scottish Premiership with the 2-1 victory over Hearts, although Celtic do have a game in hand.
There are massive league matches as early as Wednesday night, with Celtic travelling to Motherwell and Rangers hosting Aberdeen. There will be a real sense of a title race under the lights, with both teams playing at the same time.
A brutal December schedule will be difficult to navigate for both teams and Celtic must ensure no silly points are dropped between now and our own visit to Ibrox at the end of the month.
It’s important to remember though that Brendan Rodgers’ squad has responded to every major domestic challenge for over two years now and there’s no reason right now to think that’s going to change heading deeper into this season.