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TALENTED: Scott Sinclair might be selected for Team GB next year

SWANSEA CITY’S Scott Sinclair has had to go the long way around to be recognised, but nonetheless he has caught the eye of many in recent times.

A product of the Bristol Rovers academy since the age of nine, Sinclair made his debut for the Pirates aged 15 years 277 days in 2004, making him one of their youngest debutants.

The 22-year-old’s impressive spell for Rovers led to him signing for Chelsea in 2005. However, unfortunately him – and like so many since - he failed to break into the first team regularly.

Loan spells at Plymouth Argyle, Queens Park Rangers, Charlton Athletic, Birmingham City and Wigan Athletic have all helped talented Sinclair get his career back on track.

He was rewarded a three-year deal with the Swans and is now a first team regular for Brendan Rodgers’ men. Sinclair and Rodgers are no strangers to one another as Sinclair worked under Rodgers during his Chelsea days.

During his 51 appearances, the front man has been able to repay his manager’s confidence in him by bagging 21 goals.
Not only has the England under-21 international warranted a regular starting berth in the Swansea first team but he has also become a fan favourite with his endeavour and goals.

Many observers have been impressed with his wing play and his ability to adapt to the demands the Premier League; causing him to be a genuine threat to top flight defenders.

Although being a part of the England team for next year’s European Championships may seem nothing more than a dream for Sinclair, featuring for Team GB at the London 2012 Olympics Games is a real possibility.

Potentially playing alongside the likes of Ryan Giggs and David Beckham would not do Sinclair’s blossoming career and credentials any harm, and it is bound to strengthen his chances of being an England regular in the future.

He has already shown within the space of eleven league games for the Swans that he’s able to cut it with the big boys of the Premier League, and it is clear to see that there is still more to come.

With England under-21 manager Stuart Pearce leading Team GB at the Olympics, speedster Sinclair could be chasing Olympic gold in the summer.

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