Is Scott Sinclair the best possible loan signing Leeds United could make?

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Should Leeds try to get Scott Sinclair in on loan from Manchester City?

The loan deadline in the Football League expires this week, and there is expected to be a late flurry of activity.

One club expected to be active from an outgoing perspective is Leeds, who could look to ship off Scott Wootton, David Norris, Luke Murphy, Nicky Ajose and Noel Hunt, all who are out of favour and do not make the bench.

An incoming addition isn't out of the question, with head coach Neil Redfearn telling LUTV this month a winger would be their need.

"We haven't really got any genuine wingers within the squad. The width comes from full-back areas, so whether it's a 4-3-3 or a diamond, the width seems to come from the full-back areas.

"We've got good full-backs so it can be done like that, but it's nice to have your plan B. It might bring a change where you have some genuine width with a natural attacking wide player."

So why not look at arguably the very best winger potentially on the market, Manchester City's Scott Sinclair?

The winger was on the verge of the England squad while at Swansea, scoring eight goals in the Premier League in his first full season, which attracted Manchester City to him.

It has not worked out for him at all, suffering the same fate as Adam Johnson at City despite his pledge upon signing not to. Only last week he stated his intention to move on in January, and Leeds present an ideal chance for him to go and get some regular football for five or so weeks over a busy period.

Sinclair knows the Championship well, a key figure in Swansea's promotion campaign in 2010/11. He score 19 goals in the division, and 27 including cup competitions and the play-offs.

His profile would likely demand him being a starter, which may not fit with Neil Redfearn's comments he could be a Plan B, but right now the Plan A is not proving hugely effective.

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