Platt: Sinclair seems happy at City

Manchester City first team coach David Platt does not believe Scott Sinclair will seek to leave the club despite his bit-part role.

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The former Swansea player moved to Manchester City in the summer, but he has struggled to break into Roberto Mancini's starting line-up, making just two substitute appearances in the Premier League so far.

Sinclair's predicament is largely comparable to one previously faced by Adam Johnson, who left the English champions prior to the start of the season for Sunderland. However, Platt told the Daily Mail that the City coaching staff were satisfied with the efforts of the 23-year old. 

"When we took Scott, we sold Adam and we were probably having similar discussions about Adam, as he was fit and not featuring as much as he would like, Scott is doing fine. He has done well when he has come on, and when he has started games as well, but we have a big squad and everyone is aware of that," he said.

"We felt when Adam was leaving, we needed the characteristics within the squad that Scott provides. Any player would want to figure more than he has done, but we think he is a valued member of the squad and is going to help us."

The City coach also pointed out that squad rotation was inevitable in a large team like City, and Sinclair was free to follow Johnson's footsteps if he wanted to.

"When a player comes to this club, they are going to have to accept they are not going to play week in week out. Some will play more than others, but when we spoke to Scott, he knew what he was coming into, that it was a big, big squad," Platt stated.

"The manager's door is always open to any player if they feel they want to go and play, like Adam did. But he seems happy and hasn't made any noises about that."

Manchester City's next Premier League game sees them travel to Wigan on Wednesday.

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