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Sinclair: Fans gave me no choice!

Winger hopes to make a home at The Hawthorns

SCOTT Sinclair is delighted to have completed his move to The Hawthorns – admitting, Albion fans on Twitter helped sway his decision over which club to sign for.   

The 24-year-old winger, who yesterday joined the Baggies on a season-long loan with a view to a permanent deal, received numerous tweets from supporters urging him to put pen to paper for Steve Clarke's men. 

And the former Swansea, Chelsea and Manchester City forward hopes to repay Albion supporters by scoring plenty of goals this term.  

“The Albion fans have been on Twitter telling me how great it would be for me to come down,” said Sinclair.

“It’s great to have that feeling back.

“I’m looking forward to playing and repaying them by scoring some goals.

“I’m very happy to be an Albion player and I’m looking forward to this season.

“I can’t wait to get some games under my belt.

“Hopefully now I can get my career back on track.

“I want to show the fans what I can do and get them behind me.

“It would be great if I can play on Saturday.”

Sinclair has made six loan moves in as many years – but hopes he is now able to settle down at The Hawthorns. 

“I’ve been on loan a few times,” added Sinclair.

“It was a little bit annoying in the past when I was younger because it was to get experience.

“But this time I’m not coming out for experience, I’m coming out to play games.

“Of course I want to settle down and stop going from loan to loan.

“Hopefully, in the future, I can settle down with one club."

Sinclair worked alongside head coach Clarke during his five years at Stamford Bridge.

And the Bath-born attacker cited the Baggies chief as a huge factor in him choosing Albion – after discussing the move with his family.  

“I like the style of football Albion play and that’s why I chose to come here and play for Steve Clarke.

“I know him previously from my Chelsea days and I’m excited to be playing for him again.

“I sat down with my family and Steve Clarke being at West Brom helped us make the decision when we were discussing where the best place for me to come was at this point of my career.

“I’ve spoken to Steve throughout, we know each other well, and there isn’t a better place for me to come than here.

“Albion play good football and it’s great for me to come into this side.”