Sinclair happy at Man City despite lack of first-team action, says Platt

Manchester City coach David Platt insists Scott Sinclair is happy at the club despite a lack of first-team opportunities

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Roberto Mancini signed Scott Sinclair from Swansea in August Photo: Back Page Images

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David Platt has insisted that Manchester City striker Scott Sinclair is happy at Eastlands despite a lack of first-team opportunities.

The 23-year-old has played just 16 minutes in October and November after moving to the Citizens in a £9.2m deal from Swansea in August.

But despite his limited participation so far this term, City’s assistant manager Platt insists the former Chelsea forward is a valued member of the squad.

“When we took Scott, we sold Adam and we were probably having similar discussions about Adam, as he was fit and not featuring as much as he would like,” Platt said.

“Scott is doing fine. He has done well when he has come on, and when he has started games as well, but we have a big squad and everyone is aware of that.

“We felt when Adam was leaving, we needed the characteristics within the squad that Scott provides. Any player would want to figure more than he has done, but we think he is a valued member of the squad and is going to help us.

“When a player comes to this club, they are going to have to accept they are not going to play week in week out. Some will play more than others, but when we spoke to Scott, he knew what he was coming into, that it was a big, big squad.

“The manager’s door is always open to any player if they feel they want to go and play, like Adam did. But he seems happy and hasn’t made any noises about that.”

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