Scott Sinclair has insisted that he will not shy away from any future penalty responsibilities. The Hoops winger had a 52nd minute spot-kick saved by Aberdeen keeper Joe Lewis but he has maintained that the experience won't pray on his mind in any future games. He did, however, fear the worst as Lewis pulled off a fine stop to deny him yesterday.

“Was I concerned when he saved my penalty? Yes, because when it’s still only 1-0 the game isn’t finished but if I’d tucked that away for 2-0 then it would have made things a little more comfortable for us," he said.

“It was a good save, no doubt about it. "But when it comes to these kind of occasions, I’ll always be stepping up and taking that responsibility because I definitely have the confidence to convert them.

“Against Hearts in the semi-final, I put one away and I did it against Rangers last year as well so, for me, when you take that pressure on, you’re always likely to miss one now and again.

“Unfortunately for me, it happened today but it doesn’t make any difference now because we’ve got the winner’s medals. That doesn’t get old; of course it doesn’t.

“As a professional, it’s great when you’re winning medals and lifting trophies because it gives you the confidence and the belief to go out and do it again." And while Sinclair was keen to enjoy the celebrations yesterday, he has warned that the Parkhead side will be fully focused as they prepare for a gruelling end to the year.

“Rangers going top of the table because we were playing in the final is good motivation for us," he said, "Now it’s all about us being relentless and just keeping going. The work doesn’t stop.

“We have another game at Motherwell on Wednesday so we’ll just keep battling on. “