Preston North End’s new No.31, Scott Sinclair, says he is coming to Deepdale ‘to improve and to help the team push for promotion’.
Speaking to iFollow PNE after completing his transfer from Celtic, the forward said manager Alex Neil had sold him the club and he was delighted to be joining the Lilywhites.
“I am so delighted to get the deal done,” said the 30-year-old. “I have been waiting to finally get down here to sign and I can’t wait to get started and to finally meet the lads.
“There were talks in the summer, but for whatever reason that didn’t materialise, but I am over the moon, happy to get started and looking forward to getting going.
“I have had a fantastic three-and-half-years with Celtic, we did the treble-treble, I got the PFA player of the year, scored goals and was top goalscorer, but now it is a new chapter for me.
“I am coming here to improve and to help the team push for promotion.
“I spoke to the manager before I came and he spoke about training, about the tactics and I like where the club is heading – he persuaded me to come and I am so happy.”
The North End boss has stressed his desire to add some experience and additional quality to his squad and the former Chelsea and Manchester City man does that, along with big game experience.
“I have got a lot of experience and the job for me is to come in and help the team and help the push for promotion and hopefully I can hit the ground running,” he continued.
“As a football player you want to play in the big games and coming here, with where the club is heading, it is a great move for me.
“I know what this division is about. I have played in the Championship and it is my job to create and score goals and to enjoy my football.
“I had great memories getting promoted with Swansea back in 2011 and that is what we want as a club and I want to help with that and keep winning games.”
And after signing a two-and-a-half-year contract at Deepdale, he is also looking forward to moving to the area and immersing himself in the club and the city, as well as potentially being involved in a derby first up – international clearance permitting.
“I am excited to down here. I am looking forward to living in the area and getting familiar with it.
“If I get chucked in straight away, or if I come off the bench, these are the games you want to be involved in – the derbies – and all the big games.
“I am sure I will settle in really quickly; I am sure the boys will welcome me and we will go from there,” he added.