Sinclair credits Rodgers
Swansea hero Scott Sinclair paid tribute to manager Brendan Rodgers after the club secured promotion.
Last Updated: 31/05/11 3:36pm
Swansea hero Scott Sinclair paid tribute to manager Brendan Rodgers after the club secured promotion to the Premier League for the first time.
The Swans emerged 4-2 victors in Monday's Championship play-off final at Wembley, with Sinclair netting a hat-trick, two of which came from the penalty spot.
But the 22-year-old winger remained modest after clinching a spot in the top-flight, insisting manager Rodgers deserves all the accolades.
"I say all the credit goes to the manager," Sinclair told Sky Sports HD1.
"He's helped us out, he's put the hard work in training every day and he believes in the team. As a manager you want that.
"He's been exceptional."
Sinclair, who has netted 22 league goals for the Swans this term, admits he did not stray from his usual formula when stepping up to take the crucial spot-kicks.
He added: "I normally just step up, pick my corner and try and strike it as hard as I can into the corner, which I did.
"It's just about to sink in now. It's magnificent. Everyone is buzzing."
Stephen Dobbie was on target with Swansea's third goal, applying a superb finish to Nathan Dyer's low cross.
The striker was delighted to help Swansea into the top-flight, making them the first Welsh side ever to reach the Premier League.
"I'm just buzzing for the boys and the gaffer," he said.
"To be part of this team, for Wales to be in the Premier League is an honour, and it's going to go down in history."