Laudrup - Sinclair wasn't ready
Swansea boss Michael Laudrup admitted winger Scott Sinclair was not in the right frame of mind to play in the 3-0 win against West Ham.
Last Updated: 25/08/12 3:57pm
Swansea manager Michael Laudrup admitted winger Scott Sinclair was not in the right frame of mind to play in Saturday's 3-0 home win against West Ham.
Sinclair, 23, has been heavily linked with a move to Premier League champions Manchester City after refusing to sign a new contract at the Liberty Stadium.
He was left out of manager Laudrup's matchday squad against the Hammers, despite scoring when he came on as a substitute in the Swans' opening-day win at QPR.
But he was not missed as the South Wales club claimed their second win of the new season after goals from Angel Rangel, Michu and Danny Graham.
The Danish boss is unsure whether Sinclair will remain a Swansea player ahead of Friday's transfer deadline, but says he cannot wait for the window to close.
"Last week there was no problem, but in the last two or three days there have been a lot of things going around him," Laudrup told Sky Sports.
"Scott and I spoke on Friday and both agreed 100 per cent that this weekend he should stay out of the squad.
"We will see what happens next weekend - if he stays he's back. If he leaves then we will have to take it from there."
On the chances of keeping Sinclair, he added: "I really don't know. What I do know going into the last week of the transfer deadline is I'm happy Friday is closer."
Swansea have made a fantastic start under new boss Laudrup, who replaced Liverpool-bound Brendan Rodgers in the summer, with the thumping 5-0 success at Loftus Road.
And a dominant display against newly-promoted West Ham maintained their 100 per cent start.
"Two games, six points and two clean sheets is fantastic," said Laudrup. "Although part of enjoying the game is we always have to analyse.
"We only suffered from set-pieces in the first half, but in the second half they maybe had one shot so we dominated completely.
"We want to move the ball around, make some runs, and that's how we scored the first goal."