Scott Sinclair relishing Swansea City reunion
SCOTT Sinclair is relishing the prospect of a reunion with Swansea City after taking a swipe at Roberto Mancini.
Sinclair could make his Premier League debut for West Brom against old club Swansea tomorrow after joining the Baggies on a season-long loan from Manchester City.
The move to the Midlands means a fresh start for Sinclair, who endured a miserable year at the Etihad Stadium after quitting the Liberty a year ago.
The 24-year-old made only three City starts under Mancini last term — and admits he questioned the Italian’s thinking.
“I asked him: ‘Why did you bring me in if you’re not going to give me a chance? You’ve given me no game-time to show what I’m about’,” Sinclair said.
“And he couldn’t really answer the question. As a player, if you’re not getting a chance to play, then you are going to see the manager and ask him what is needed.
“So I did see him a few times, and we had our differences, but that’s football.
“Not being given an opportunity to play was frustrating, but that was the choice I made, I never kicked up a fuss. All I could do was put my head down and train every day.”
Sinclair made his Albion debut in the comfortable win Capital One Cup victory over Newport County in midweek.
Having been an unused substitute at Everton last weekend, the former Chelsea winger hopes for some action against the club he helped fire into the Premier League two years ago.
“It’s exciting to be playing Swansea,” he said.
“I haven’t played against them since I left.
“I’ll always love the club and I’ll always love the fans down there.
“I had some amazing times down there — getting promoted and scoring a fair few goals at the Liberty.
“I have some great memories from my time there — it felt like home.
“I still speak to Nathan Dyer and a few of the other boys, and I hear there have been some massive changes since I left.”