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Sinclair Eyes First Goals From Open Play

Sinclair Eyes First Goals From Open Play

Swansea City winger Scott Sinclair says he's looking to score his first goal from open play, after admitting he's been disappointed with his form so far this season.

The former Chelsea player was the club's top scorer last season with 27 goals in 50 games in all competitions, but this year he's struggling to find the target.

Sinclair has scored three goals this season in the Premier League but they've all been from the penalty spot.

Sinclair is hopeful of his first goal from open play and is confident that more will then follow:

'I have been disappointed about not scoring in open play. As soon as I get one then I'll hopefully be on a run,'

'But I'm not going to be too disappointed and disheartened.'

'It's only a matter of time before I do go on that run.

'It's one of those things where you have to be vital in front of goal. The last couple of times I have been in the right areas but I haven't been as vital as I normally am.'

Sinclair also talked about last Saturday's 4-2 defeat at Blackburn:

'We did play some good football in the first half and we created chances, but it was one of those games when everyone was very disappointed coming off with a defeat,'

'But now we have to kick on. We have got Fulham at the weekend and hopefully we can get a result at home.

'We are creating chances, that's the main thing and we are scoring a couple of goals. We've just got to get the three points.

'It's a great challenge for us to be in it [the Premier League] and obviously we want to be in it for next year, so every single week is vital for us.'

The 22 year-old says he's been doing more shooting work in training:

"I beat myself up when I don't score goals or when I have missed a chance, but you can't dwell on what's just happened, you see what you have done wrong but you have to move on to next situation. For me it's about being more clinical in front of goal.

"I have been doing extra work on shooting in training and (assistant manager) Colin Pascoe is top class with that in helping us out, but it's one of those things where you can only do so much and it's going to happen.

"You can go through five, six, seven or eight games without scoring and then before you know it you might get two in a game, I think it's a matter of time before I go on a goalscoring run.

"There is an expectation as I scored 27 goals last season, but I have my own expectations and I start every game looking to score.

"My confidence is still up, I am still doing well and getting in the right areas it's just the goals are not coming for me. Other strikers go through it and maybe don't score in four or five games but the expectation is high after last season."

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Date:Friday December 9 2011
Time: 6:14PM

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