Preston North End’s January recruit Scott Sinclair is feeling like he is getting match sharp after his first month at the club.
The winger, signed from Celtic during the transfer window, has started the last five games and feels settled in the dressing room and ready to contribute to the efforts.
“I’m settled in,” he told iFollow PNE ahead of the visit of Gary Rowett’s Lions. “I feel like I settled in really quickly; they are a good group of lads, who made me feel welcome as soon as I arrived and it is all about getting a house now and getting all the family settled.
“It is easier to settle in when things on the pitch are going well. When we are winning games, the confidence is high and it is always great to have a good start at a new club.
“I feel fine. The way I conduct myself and prepare myself is always a bonus. Off the field I eat right and even when I wasn’t playing back at Celtic I kept my body ticking over.
“My body is getting back used to playing Saturday-Tuesday and each game I am getting stronger and stronger. I feel like my match fitness is there and it is just getting back to playing three times a week, that a few months ago I wasn’t used to and then I can get back to doing what I was before.
“It is also about getting to know the boys on the pitch and the more games I play, they will get used to how I play and vice versa, but that just comes with games and playing every week.
“The fans have been great; they got on the song very quickly and it is good to hear when you are on the pitch and it is up to me to go out there and perform. They have backed the whole team and it is great to hear – they have been magnificent so far and hopefully we can keep winning, then they can keep cheering.”
The former Chelsea and Manchester City man brings vast experience to the squad and he feels the players with a lot of games under their belt can play a big part over the remaining 14 games.
“My experience and what has happened in my career so far, I can pass that on to the younger players and along with the likes of Nuge and Gally we can offer that to the group,” continued the No.31.
“I have been very impressed by the quality in the group. There is a great togetherness in the team and that is always a good position to push for promotion.
“They are all good lads, everyone gets on, and I think that is what you need to push on.”
The next tough test is Millwall and the forward says that the Lilywhites must just aim to try and maintain the momentum they have built up in recent weeks.
“It is very tight and that is why the Championship is one of the hardest leagues. Anyone can beat anyone on their day and it is all about keeping that momentum going in every game and winning every game you play.
“That is the most difficult thing about it, but we have to keep doing it and keep the momentum going.
“Millwall have done very well and that is the same with us. We will both be up for it, the teams will both want to win and we have to take the momentum forward and try and win the game,” he added.