Friday, 20 September 2019

Friday, 20 September 2019

Stuart Sinclair: "I Love Representing the Football Club"

Walsall midfielder Stuart Sinclair has spoken to the press ahead of this weekend's League Two clash with Scunthorpe United and insisted he is loving his time at the Banks's Stadium, admitting that having familiar faces at the club has helped him settle in the Black Country.
31-year-old Sinclair was among a whole host of players who joined the Saddlers in the summer after the club was disappointingly relegated from the third tier of the English game - for the first time in over a decade.

And Sinclair, who joined defender James Clarke in swapping Bristol Rovers for Walsall in a bid to link up with former Rovers boss Darrell Clarke, believes Clarke is a great influence, admitting he's enjoying life in the Midlands.

Speaking via the Express & Star, Stuart said; "I love it, I love playing football, I love representing the football club. We’ve been out and done a little bit of media work and met some of the fans, it’s been amazing,

"I’m enjoying it. I went through a rough patch for a little while and I found that difficult. Football’s a big part of my life and I find it really hard outside of football if it’s not going well, so it really helps that I know the manager and I know what he expects from me.

"I know he’ll talk to me and tell me what he needs and the same as the coaching staff – that definitely helps, they’ve been a huge part of developing me up the leagues, it’s nice to have that relationship."

Houghton Conquest-born Sinclair netted his first goal for the club during Tuesday evening’s narrow win over Morecambe, and says he’s relishing his time in the Black Country, before going on to talk about the moment he grabbed the game's only goal, admitting it was a moment he'll never forget.

Stuart added; "It’s amazing isn’t it, that’s what football is about, that moment is what football’s about, you can’t recreate and get that anywhere else.

"It’s a massive thank you to every single one of them because they create moments like that for us every game - we need to make sure we keep them here, keep them coming and keep the positive vibe because we can start stepping forwards now."

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