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Sinclair wants Blues chance

Midfielder hoping to benefit from new Premier League rule

Sinclair: Chelsea return

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Chelsea midfielder Scott Sinclair is set for an uncertain summer after failing to impress on loan at Wigan.

The 21-year-old was on the periphery of the first team during his season-long spell at the DW Stadium and 17 of his 18 league appearances for Roberto Martinez's men were from the bench.

"I've had a frustrating season because I haven't really played as much as I would like," he said.

"But I think I've learned a lot off the field, because I haven't been on it much."

One beacon of hope for the out-of-favour midfielder is the Premier League's new homegrown player rule, which states that from next season each club must register a squad of 25, with no more than 17 of whom can be 21 or older without three years development in the English game.

Carlo Ancelotti has already stated that he will field more English-born players next term, so the Blues academy graduate is hopeful of breaking into Chelsea's squad.

"Next season I'm just going to go back to Chelsea and see what happens," added the former England under-19 international.

"I haven't really planned that far ahead.

"I just need to speak to the gaffer (Ancelotti) when I get back, see what happens and go from there."