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INTERVIEW: JEROME SINCLAIR ON SIGNING FOR LATICS

16 March 2015

“It’s great to join in with a buoyant squad.” – Jerome Sinclair.

  • Jerome Sinclair joins Latics on loan from Liverpool.
  • Striker delighted to be given first team chance.
  • Sinclair joins up with ‘buoyant’ squad.


Speaking at the DW Stadium after joining Latics on loan from Liverpool, 18-year-old Jerome Sinclair caught up with wiganathletic.com and the official YouTube channel to talk about his first day at the club and his aims from now until the end of the season.

“I’m delighted to be here, I had my first training session with the squad this morning and it went really well.

“The squad is buoyant after the weekend’s result which is great going into the games we’ve got coming up and it’ll be big for us trying to keep the club in the league.”

Sinclair joins up with fellow Liverpool youngster Sheyi Ojo, who arrived at the DW Stadium last month, a team mate who he says will make it easy to settle in at the club.

“When you come into a new environment with a lot of new faces it can sometimes be difficult to settle in, but with Sheyi here as well it’s going to be really easy for me to get going quickly.

“It’s always good to have a blend of youth and experience, so hopefully me and Sheyi can combine together and get some goals for Wigan.”

Sinclair continued, explaining more about his type of game:

“I’ve got pace, energy and hopefully I’ll be able to add some goals.  I’m a striker, so it’s obviously my aim to bring goals to the team if I can.

“The last two years I’ve struggled to stay fit, but this year has been excellent for me.  I’ve managed to stay fit, I’ve been playing regularly and I’ve been scoring a lot of goals.

“Now I’ve got the opportunity to play some first team games and I want to grab that chance, hopefully then it will be a good experience for me.”

After Saturday’s 2-1 victory away to Rotherham United, Sinclair reflected more on his first training session, saying it was obvious how good the spirit in the team is at the moment.

“With the situation the club finds itself in the moment battling against relegation, it’s kind of no holds barred and it’s an opportunity to really express myself.

“I’ve seen today that there are some quality players in the team, and going off the result at the weekend, hopefully we’ll be able to climb the division soon.

“I could tell that the lads are really starting to see that they’ve got a good chance of staying up.  We just need to keep working hard, nail some more results down and then hopefully we can stay in this league.”

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