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Scott Sinclair wants to impress at West Brom and thrust himself into the England reckoning

Scott Sinclair: Has moved to West Brom for the season on loan

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Winger Scott Sinclair says the proximity of the World Cup was a factor in his decision to move to West Brom from Manchester City on a season-long loan deal.

Sinclair moved to Manchester from Swansea last summer but endured a tough first season at his new club, making just two starts and nine substitute appearances.

The former England U21 international has now arrived at The Hawthorns and could make his first Premier League appearance for them against former club Swansea on Sunday.

And Sinclair is hopeful that a series of impressive displays at his new club could lead to an England call-up.

"The (2014) World Cup is coming up and the manager has been putting the likes of (Andros) Townsend and (Ross) Barkley in the team," said Sinclair.

"If they're getting a chance, then I don't see why I can't, if I'm playing well.

"I was so frustrated at not playing and I just wanted to get out and play week in and week out and be happy."

Sinclair keen to concentrate on football

Sinclair's personal life has attracted attention of late but the 24-year-old is hoping it will be his football which gets the headlines from now on.

"I want a house out of the way, not in the centre," he said.

"I can then concentrate on my football, going home and being sort of humble.

"I conducted myself in a very good way when I was there (at Manchester City). I didn't do anything wrong off the field.

"It's just I had limited chances and maybe, because I wasn't playing, then my personal life received more attention.

"When you're not playing then people have things to say and write about you, which does get frustrating.

"But once I'm back playing and happy then I won't be too fussed what people write about my personal life."