Emile Sinclair

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Emile Sinclair
Personal information
Full name Emile Anthony Sinclair
Date of birth (1987-12-29) 29 December 1987 (age 26)
Place of birth Leeds, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Northampton Town
(on loan from Crawley Town)
Number 7
Youth career
2005–2006 Bradford City
2006–2007 Nottingham Forest
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Nottingham Forest 15 (1)
2007–2008 Brentford (loan) 4 (0)
2008 Mansfield Town (loan) 10 (4)
2009 Macclesfield Town (loan) 17 (1)
2009–2011 Macclesfield Town 78 (13)
2011–2013 Peterborough United 47 (13)
2012 Barnsley (loan) 4 (0)
2013 Doncaster Rovers (loan) 4 (0)
2013– Crawley Town 9 (2)
2014– Northampton Town (loan) 3 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:51, 11 February 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Emile Anthony Sinclair (born 29 December 1987) is an English footballer who plays for Northampton Town on loan from Crawley Town as a striker.

Career[edit]

Nottingham Forest[edit]

Sinclair started his career with the Bradford City youth system in 2005 before being released and signing for Nottingham Forest in 2006.[1][2] The forward was given chances, along with other young players, in Forest's 2007 pre-season.

Sinclair made his professional debut away at Chester City in the first round of the League Cup. He came on as a substitute in extra time and went on to score the winning penalty in the penalty shootout.

He made his League debut with a brief appearance at Swansea City. He scored his first professional goal after netting the last of Forest's 4–0 victory against Gillingham, just two minutes after coming on as a substitute for hat-trick man Junior Agogo. Following this run of form, the 19-year-old was rewarded with a new two-year deal at the City Ground club on 2 October 2007.

On 22 November 2007, Sinclair joined Brentford in a one-month loan deal.[3] His debut was in a 7–0 loss against to Peterborough United. He was dropped onto the bench and made his other three appearances as a substitute. His loan spell ended on 2 January 2008.[citation needed] He netted two goals in the reserves upon his return and returned to the first team days later as he came off the bench in Forest's 4–0 victory over Leyton Orient. He helped The Reds finish second in the 2007–08 season in League One, gaining promotion to the Football League Championship.

With The Reds gaining promotion, manager Colin Calderwood has commented that he will be given the chance to impress next season after Forest's promotion to the Football League Championship in the upcoming 2008–09 campaign.[4]

On 16 October he joined Football Conference outfit Mansfield Town on loan, scoring on his debut against Wrexham. He went on to score four goals in 10 games on loan with Mansfield before returning to Forest.

Macclesfield Town[edit]

Sinclair joined Macclesfield Town on loan on 15 January 2009. He was released by Nottingham Forest in May 2009. After a successful loan spell out the club it was announced on 22 May 2009 that he had signed a permanent 1 year deal.[5] Sinclair progressed through the 2009/10 season playing 42 games and scoring 7 goals. He signed a new two year contract expiring at the end of the 2011/12 season.[citation needed]

Peterborough United[edit]

Sinclair joined Peterborough United on 31 August 2011. Peterborough paid an undisclosed fee for the striker, who signed a three-year contract with the club.[6] Sinclair scored a brace on his debut start in a 2–1 home victory against Burnley with both goals. On 17 December he started against Coventry City at home, Paul Taylor picked up the ball with 20 minutes remaining and found Sinclair in the box, Sinclair guided the ball into the top corner, the game finished 1–0.

He scored his first goals of the 2012–13 season with a hat-trick in a 3–1 win at Hull City on 29 September. These goals helped Peterborough to their first points of the season, Peterborough were the only team in all 4 divisions without a point.

On 20 November, he signed for Barnsley on loan until 19 January 2013.[7]

Doncaster Rovers[edit]

Sinclair's loan spell at Barnsley ended abruptly as he signed for Doncaster on 5 January 2013.[8] He made his debut immediately, starting in the match against Colchester on 5 January, being subbed in 67th minute as manager Dean Saunders chose to bolster the midfield.[9]

Crawley Town[edit]

Sinclair joined League One side Crawley Town on a two-year deal on 29 August 2013 for £100,000.[10]

Northampton Town loan[edit]

On 31 January 2014, Sinclair joined Northampton Town on loan for the remainder of the season.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

All stats as of Soccerbase[12]

As of 5 January 2013
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Nottingham Forest 2007–08 League One 12 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 14 1
2008–09 Championship 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Brentford (loan) 2007–08 League Two 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Mansfield Town (loan) 2008–09 Conference National 10 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 4
Macclesfield Town (loan) 2008–09 League Two 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 1
Nottingham Forest Total 15 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 18 1
Macclesfield Town 2009–10 League Two 42 7 1 0 0 0 1 0 44 7
2010–11 League Two 31 5 2 1 1 0 1 0 35 6
2011–12 League Two 5 1 0 0 2 3 0 0 7 4
Total 78 13 3 1 3 3 2 0 86 17
Peterborough United 2011–12 Championship 35 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 36 10
2012–13 Championship 12 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 13 3
Barnsley (loan) 2012–13 Championship 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Doncaster Rovers (loan) 2012–13 League One 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Career totals 179 32 5 1 6 3 3 0 193 36
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals (including substitutes) in the Football League Trophy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Career History". Up The Posh!. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Parker, Simon (2 March 2009). "Watch out for Sinclair". Telegraph & Argus (Bradford). Retrieved 2 March 2009. 
  3. ^ "Bees Sting For Sinclair". nottinghamforest.co.uk (Nottingham Forest F.C.). 22 November 2007. Archived from the original on 5 January 2008. 
  4. ^ "CC's Pledge To Youngsters". nottinghamforest.co.uk (Nottingham Forest F.C.). 5 June 2008. Archived from the original on 23 October 2008. 
  5. ^ "Silkman Sign Sinclair". mtfc.co.uk (Macclesfield Town F.C.). 22 May 2009. Archived from the original on 26 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "Peterborough United sign Macclesfield's Emile Sinclair". BBC Sport. 31 August 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "Sinclair Signs on Loan". barnsleyfc.co.uk (Barnsley F.C.). 20 November 2012. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  8. ^ "Emile Sinclair Signs". doncasterroversfc.co.uk (Doncaster Rovers F.C.). 5 January 2013. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "Doncaster 1–0 Colchester". BBC Sport. 5 January 2013. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  10. ^ "Emile Sinclair: Crawley Town sign Peterborough striker". BBC Sport. 29 August 2013. Retrieved 30 August 2013. 
  11. ^ "Emile Sinclair Joins Northampton Town". Northampton Town FC. 31 January 2014. 
  12. ^ "Emile Sinclair Soccerbase". Soccerbase. 

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