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Sinclair reflects on debut as Iron prepare for Port Vale trip

28 January 2022

Midfielder Tyrese Sinclair has reflected on his debut for the Iron, which saw him come on as a substitute as United suffered a 3-2 home defeat to Bristol Rovers in midweek.

The winger, on loan from Mansfield Town, was positive about the team's display and pleased to have played a part in one of Sam Burns' goals.

Reacting to his debut, the 20-year-old told iFollow Iron: “It felt good to be out there for the club, the result wasn’t what we wanted but there are positives we can take out of it. We’ve got to move on to the next game."

Commenting on the two goals, both scored by Blackburn loanee Burns (his first strikes in the EFL), Sinclair said: “I was buzzing for him, I know what it feels like to score your first couple of league goals - it’s a feeling that you’ll never forget.

"We’ve just got to take the last 20 minutes and try to start games like that because we’ve shown we’re a threat going forward. We can score goals, we just need to get back to the basics of being hard to beat and hard to score against."

Talking about his individual performance, he said: “I’m not at my fittest just yet because I haven’t played regularly for a while but I’m getting there. Hopefully, I showed glimpses of what I can do but I only hope my standards will get better with each game.

“I came on and I was part of the first goal but I feel like I’m only going to get better when I get back to the standards I know I can get to.”

Due to signing just prior to Monday's EFL deadline ahead of the midweek game, Sinclair hasn’t had too much time to get used to the squad just yet. He said: “Monday was my only training session with the lads (as he spoke on Thursday morning), so I’m still learning names and stuff but I’ll get there. I know Jai Rowe quite well but the rest of the lads have been welcoming so I feel a part of it now.”

Mentioning another recent signing, ex-Tranmere Rovers player Liam Feeney, Sinclair said: “Liam is a good player and has had a good career - a lot of the lads will look up to him. He’s going to help the team and hopefully help me as I’ll speak to him and he can give me his experiences on the pitch.”

Looking ahead to Saturday's away game at Port Vale, Sinclair said: “It’s going to be tough; they’ve been doing quite well this season but I can't see why we can't get a result. If the lads stick together, I can’t see why we can’t come away from there with three points."

See more from Tyrese Sinclair, Sam Burns, Liam Feeney and Keith Hill on iFollow Iron.


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