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London 2012: Scott and Martin Sinclair aim for Olympic and Paralympic double delight

25 Mar 2011 16:05:37

London 2012: Scott and Martin Sinclair aim for Olympic and Paralympic double delight

Scott Sinclair is planning an Olympic and Paralympic double with brother Martin at next year's London Games. But first the Swansea striker hopes to force his way into the England squad for this summer's UEFA Under 21 Championship in Denmark. Sinclair's scintillating form for Swansea this season earned him his first two Under 21 caps in the last two friendlies in Germany and Italy and he will be aiming to double that tally in tonight's match in Denmark and Monday's clash with Iceland. Perspective: Swansea's Scott Sinclair is humbled by those who play in the Paralympic team With head coach Stuart Pearce set to all but finalise his 23-man squad for June's European Championships after the games, Sinclair knows the coming days could be his final chance to impress. Should he make the cut, he would then be among the favourites to form part of Team GB at the Olympics, which is set to be made up largely of England age-grade players. London 2012 would then likely become a real family affair, with Sinclair's brother Martin in line to make the Paralympic squad. 'He plays in the Cerebral Palsy team,' Sinclair said. 'His left arm and his leg doesn't work as well as they should do. He broke his hip which made it a bit worse. Oh, brother: Martin is hoping to strike gold in London 'He's normally everywhere, he plays defence, striker, midfielder - they play seven-a-side. He comes to support me, basically every game I play. We are very close and he comes to most home games and away games when he can - sometimes it's too far to travel. 'Sometimes you look at the guys and because they play so well you think, "Is there anything wrong with these guys?" 'It's amazing when you see what's wrong with them and what they do. It puts stuff in perspective and if you have had a bad game and you dwell on it, I see my brother and what he deals with and it puts perspective on your own view.' He added: 'If everything goes well, he should get picked and could be playing in the Paralympics next year.' Sinclair is also relishing the prospect of playing in the Under-21 Championship finals, an opportunity that has presented itself because he is now playing regular football. Sinclair spent five years as a Chelsea player before last summer but had to make do with a succession of loan moves before finally moving to Swansea. The south Wales side are just one point off an automatic promotion spot in the npower Championship and Sinclair said: 'It would be the best summer if I could get promoted with my club and win the Championship. 'I've had seven loan deals and I was fed up of going on loan and not being settled. When you go on loan, you're not really part of that team and you go back and you never really know what's going to happen, so I thought it was best for me to go and get some football.'  British athletes could yet compete at Olympic Stadium ahead of 2012 Games Life's a beach for Team GB as BOA award place at London 2012 Games Pendleton must prove she can compete in three events at London 2012London 2012 athletics watch: Majestic Mo shows he's a future marathon man  Explore more:People: Stuart Pearce Places: London, United Kingdom, Wales, Germany, Italy, Denmark


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