Rodgers to nurse Sinclair

28 April 2011 12:30
Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers insists he will manage Scott Sinclair`s fitness accordingly over the remaining stages of the season after admitting he is showing signs of tiredness.

The 22-year-old winger has been a revelation since arriving from Chelsea last summer, scoring a total of 23 goals in what is really his first full season.

He has been a consistent performer in Swans` promotion bid and England Under-21`s preparations for the forthcoming European Championship and, with the play-offs now to look forward to, Rodgers wants to ensure he gets the best out of his star man.

Rodgers started a jaded Sinclair on the bench in Monday`s 4-1 rout of Ipswich and told the club`s official website: "I looked at him even when he came on and thought he looked tired.

"I have known Scotty a long time and this is his first full season playing games. And it`s my job now to manage that tiredness, as I have to do with Joe Allen."

Rodgers added: "He (Sinclair) has worked up and down the line for his team-mates and he has sweat blood for the club so of course, naturally, he is going to feel a wee bit of tiredness. If I can give him a little rest I will, he has been fantastic for us this season."

Source: PA