PHOTO: Forgotten Manchester City man back in training

Scott Sinclair has been pictured back in training with Manchester City, but a move away is surely required if he is to get his career back on track.

Scott Sinclair’s career seems to have stagnated ever since his move from Swansea City to Manchester City was completed.

Sinclair’s pace and power had proven a threat at Premier League level when he was with the Swans and it attracted the interest of England’s top clubs, but since his move to the Etihad Stadium he has barely made an impact.

The £8 million signing is turning into another example of an English prospect who moved ahead of time and has suffered because of it.

Sinclair has gone on to make just 11 appearances since moving from the Welsh club and, although it is easy to say in hindsight, rather than chasing the accolades and medals that Manchester City offered Sinclair, has career would undoubtedly had been better served by playing regular first team football.

The jet-heeled attacker, who is now 25-years-old, seemingly has no future with the Premier League champions although he will be enjoying life training with City again.

He spent all of last season away from the club, after going on loan to West Bromwich Albion but his failure to make an impact whilst at the Midlands club has done little for his chances of finding a move this summer.

The stark contrast in Sinclair’s form can be shown by the table below, which reveals just how little impact he has made when playing first-team football in recent times, compared to when he was at the peak of his game.

  TeamPosAppsGoalsGoal AssistTouchesMins
Scott Sinclair Swansea City FW 38 8 4 1,553 3,122
  TeamPosAppsGoalsGoal AssistTouchesMins
Scott Sinclair West Brom MF 8 0 0 121 301

Sinclair’s next move is likely to prove pivotal on deciding the direction of his career and a rumoured return to Swansea may be just what he needs to get his performances back on track.

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