Sinclair staying positive
Scott Sinclair is not dwelling on his recent goal drought and is determined to get his name back on the scoresheet.
Last Updated: 09/12/11 3:24pm
Swansea forward Scott Sinclair is not dwelling on his recent goal drought and is determined to get his name back on the scoresheet soon.
The former Chelsea attacker played an integral part in his side's promotion campaign last season but is still awaiting his first goal from open play in the Premier League this year.
Sinclair netted 27 times last term but only has three goals to his name this season - all coming from the penalty spot.
However, the 22-year-old is not overly concerned with his recent dip and believes he is getting in the right positions to score.
He said: "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 the 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."
Sinclair revealed that Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers has offered some words of advice.
He added: "He called me in and said 'you are getting in right areas to score so don't get down about it', and I know personally the goals will come. We still have a long way to go in the season.
"It's good to have a manager who will put his arm around you and tell you not to worry. That's just the same gaffer I have known since I was 16 and growing up, since I was at Chelsea with him."