Jake Sinclair

Jake Sinclair is an English striker who is also capable of playing out wide. Sinclair is the brother of Scott Sinclair, who has played for Chelsea, Manchester City and Swansea amongst others. His other sibling Martin Sinclair has represented Great Britain at the Paralympics. The youngest of the Sinclair clan joined Saints at the age of 8. He enjoyed an excellent breakthrough season with the club's U18 side during 2011/12, finding the net on a number of occasions. Sinclair made up for his lack of strength with a good turn of pace and intelligent skill. He was on the bench for the first team in League Cup matches during 2012/13. By 2012 Sinclair had broken into the U21 squad. He netted an impressive double in a 3-3 draw at Man United in October 2012.

Sinclair received a late call-up for the first team game at Barnsley on 27th August 2013, having appeared for the U21s in a defeat at Reading the previous day. The attacker came on in the final few minutes of the 5-1 League Cup win at Oakwell. He never really got close to a first-team spot from then on, however. Sinclair had an up-and-down 2013/14 season for the development squad. He was handed a contract extension in the summer of 2014.

Sinclair began the 2014/15 pre-season training with Southamptonís first team squad. He appeared in friendlies against EHC Hoensbroek and Swindon, without really making much of an impression. Sinclair soon dropped back into the development squad, featuring in the season opener against Fulham at Staplewood. On 1st September 2014 he joined Scottish Championship outfit Hibernian on a season long loan deal.

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