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Sinclair sees Swansea move as step up the career path

Swansea City new boy Scott Sinclair may have swapped Premiership Chelsea for Championship Swansea, but in no way does he see this as a backward step. In six years at Stamford Bridge, Sinclair made just five league appearances for the Blues.

"Lots of people will be thinking I could have stayed in the Premiership," the 21 year old admitted.

"But I don't see coming down to the Championship as a bad move or a backwards step.

"Hopefully I will be playing football week in, week out here. That makes it the right move for my career.

"I could have stayed at Chelsea, but I didn't want to keep going the way I was. I learnt a hell of a lot there, but my opportunities were always going to be very limited.

"You get to a certain age and you need to be playing every week.

"Staying at Chelsea wouldn't have helped my career in that sense.

"The only player that has actually gone through the ranks at Chelsea recently is John Terry.

"There aren't many others being given a chance to do it and it will be hard for any player there to get an opportunity.

"I'm just looking forward to coming here and playing.

"Everyone wants to be in the Premier League, but, for me, the main thing is getting a game every week."

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