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Sinclair glad to end City nightmare

30 August 2013 10:03

New West Brom signing Scott Sinclair has admitted he was frustrated at Manchester City and regrets moving to the Etihad Stadium.

After a good debut season in the Premier League for Swansea City, Sinclair joined then-champions City in August 2012.

The 24-year-old looked set to flourish at City, but found first-team opportunities hard to come by as the winger made only 11 league appearances last term, with only two of them starts.

Disappointed at the lack of match action, Sinclair approached former manager Roberto Mancini in an attempt to resolve the situation, only to left further frustrated by the lack of answers from the Italian.

Sinclair left City earlier this month after signing a season-long loan deal with West Brom with a view to a permanent deal.

"I never got a consistent run of games at Manchester City and I believe I could have been a success if the manager had given me a chance," he said.

"I went to see Mancini and asked him ‘why did you bring me in if you’re not going to give me the chance?' - but he couldn’t answer the question.

"I said to him ‘You’ve given me no opportunity and no game time. Why am I here?’.

"As any player, if you’re not getting your chance, then you’ve got to see the manager. You have to ask how you’re going to get your chance.

"I went to see him a few times and we had our differences. It does frustrate you when you don’t get that opportunity and build up to nothing.

“It’ll make me think twice about joining a club like that at this stage in my career. When the new manager (Manuel Pellegrini) came in I'd already made my mind up to leave."

Sinclair is in line to make his West Brom debut on Sunday against former club Swansea at The Hawthorns.

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