Scott Sinclair makes loan move to West Brom from Manchester City

Manchester City’s Scott Sinclair has linked up with Steve Clarke who he knows from the manager’s coaching days at Chelsea in a season-long loan deal that could become a permanent switch.

The 24-year-old former Swansea player has made a limited amount of appearances for the club since his switch from Swansea last Summer, but that hasn’t put Clarke off signing the winger.

Clarke told the Clubs official website: “Scott understands he needs to play football and it will be good to work with him again.  We’re delighted he feels this is the right club for him at this stage of his career. He is the type of player we were missing from the squad.

“He is a pure winger, who is quick, direct and scores goals – he has proven that over his career. He can play off the right or left and improves our attacking options.

“I know him well and he is a good person, who I know is 100 per cent committed to our cause.

“He is frustrated he did not get the chances to play at Man City last season and hopefully he will take those frustrations out on Premier League defenders this season.”

Sinclair started his senior career at Bristol Rovers in 2004, making just 2 appearances for the side.  He made the switch to London and Stamford Bridge in 2006, remaining with Chelsea until 2010.

However he had a litany of loan moves from the club.  His first loan deal saw him join Plymouth Argyle and link up with current Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway.  His next loan deal saw him return to London and line out for QPR for whom he played 9 times and scored one goal.

He made two further moves away from Chelsea in 2008, again remaining in London with spells at Charlton Athletic and Crystal Palace.  The following year saw him play with Birmingham City.

He spent the 2009-10 season at Wigan Athletic, scoring his first goal for the club in a 2-1 win over Hull that November.

In the summer of 2010 he moved to Swansea City for a £500,000 fee on a three-year deal.  After a successful stint at the Welsh side which saw him score 28 goals in 82 appearances he moved to Manchester City whom he joined on a four-year contract.  However with appearances limited in the star-filled side a move away from Manchester was deemed possible and the season long loan deal to West Brom could be a good move for both the player and the club.

Brian S

Brian is a sports journalist with over 5 years experience of writing on all things soccer. Resides in Dublin, Ireland.

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