Player #878

Appearances:

45

Starts:

30

Goals:

9

Seasons:

2

Scott Sinclair
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Scott Sinclair

Position

Winger

From

2014-15

To

2015-16

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Scott Sinclair

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

25
26

Division

PL
PL

Appearances

45
12
33

Starts

30
6
24

Substitute

15
6
9

Unused

13
3
10

Goals

9
3
6

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

FULL SEASON BREAKDOWN

Scott Andrew Sinclair

Birth Date

Sunday, 26 March 1989

Birth Place

Bath, Somerset

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Manchester City

From

For

(L), £3,150,000

On

Friday, 30 January 2015

Previous Clubs

2004-05 Bristol Rovers |
2005-10 Chelsea, £270k |
2007 Plymouth Argyle (L) |
2007 Queens Park Rangers (L) |
2008 Charlton Athletic (L) |
2008 Crystal Palace (L) |
2009 Birmingham City (L) |
2009-10 Wigan Athletic (L) |
2010-12 Swansea City, £540k |
2012-15 Manchester City, £7.02m |
2013-14 West Bromwich Albion (L) |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Manchester City, Glasgow Celtic

For

End of Loan,
£3,690,000

On

30 June 2015,
7 August 2016

Subsequent Clubs

2016-20 Glasgow Celtic, £3.69m |
2020- Preston North End, Free |

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Villa Career

Seasons Active, Fee, Starts (Sub) | Goals |

2015-16 Aston Villa, (L), £3.15m, 30 (15) | 9 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Paul Lambert |
Tim Sherwood |
Rémi Garde |

First Squad Appearance

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Debut Appearance

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Arsenal (a), Premier League

DEBUT

First Goal

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Final Appearance

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Arsenal (a), Premier League

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Honours

2014-15 FA Cup Runners Up |

Height

(5 ft 8 in) 1.73 m

Foot

Right

International Team

Not selected

Scott Sinclair

Player #878 for Aston Villa, Scott Andrew Sinclair played as a winger for the club in Villa’s 2014-15 and 2015-16 Premier League campaigns, with the latter ending in Villa’s first relegation from the top tier in nearly 30 years. Sinclair made 45 appearances and scored 9 goals.

Sinclair was born in Bath on 26 March 1989.

Paul Lambert had signed Sinclair from Manchester City on a loan to the end of the season in January 2015 and his arrival, and subsequent permanent transfer under Lambert’s successor Tim Sherwood, was one of a number of sub-standard Villa signings that maligned the club throughout the 2015-16 campaign and drove Villa to their first relegation in nearly 30 years. Players such as Sinclair as well as Jordan Ayew, Jordan Veretout, Adama Traoré, Rudy Gestede, Joleon Lescott and José Ángel Crespo were brought to the club despite being nowhere near the standard for a top flight player and Villa paid the price.

Try before you buy is normally a sure fire way to ensure you don’t make expensive mistakes but Villa of the period just didn’t heed or understand the warning signs and were seduced by a couple of good performances into making Sinclair’s loan move permanent for £3,150,000 ahead of the disastrous 2015-16 season.

Sinclair made two substitute appearances and one start under Lambert before the latter was sacked with Villa losing all three games by an aggregate of 9 goals to 1. Under Lambert’s successor Tim Sherwood, Sinclair was handed five starts in six games scoring once before succumbing to injury. Sinclair had scored his first goal for Villa under the caretaker management team of Scott Marshall and Andy Marshall hitting an 89’ winner in the FA Cup 5th Round tie with Leicester City.

On his return from injury Sinclair made 3 substitute appearances in the final 7 games of the season and sat out the 2015 FA Cup Final on the substitutes bench.

Sinclair didn’t make a single assist in 2014-15 and scored a single Premier League goal. His permanent transfer then was a surprise but it was widely put into the category of ‘nothing to lose’ and a ‘cheap back up squad player’.

2015-16 as it did in many ways didn’t work out like that. Sherwood, across his disastrous 12 game spell named Sinclair in every squad but one and handed him 9 starts. Again Sinclair failed to make a single assist and despite scoring a brace in the home draw with Sunderland his only other goals came in a cup tie with Notts County.

With Sherwood sacked, his successor Rémi Garde retained Sinclair and named him in the squad for every one of his 23 games in post. Once again Sinclair failed to make a single assist or score.

Caretaker Eric Black was the latest to try and get something out of Sinclair but despite handing him 5 starts in the last 6 Premier League games, Sinclair again failed to score or create a goal.

Across 36 League games Sinclair scored 3 goals and did not create a single assist for his team-mates.

Sinclair made his final appearance for Villa on Sunday, 15 May 2016 in the 0-4 defeat at Arsenal aged 27 with Villa already long since relegated before moving on to Glasgow Celtic in August 2015 for a fee of £3.69m.

Sinclair had played under Paul Lambert, Tim Sherwood and Eric Black.