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SIGNING: Ex England International Trevor Sinclair signs for Gate

9 months ago By Mark Ashmore

Squires Gate are delighted to announce the signing of former Blackpool, QPR, West Ham and England International Trevor Sinclair.

The former England International comes out of retirement three years after making an appearance for Lancaster City whilst he was Assistant Manager.

Known affectionately by Blackpool fans as ‘Tricky Trev’ for his dangerous play down the wings and tricky feet, Trev started his footballing career at Blackpool in 1989. He made 112 appearances after becoming the youngest ever player to make his debut for the club, since broken by Matty Kay, scoring 15 goals. His form under the successful legendary Blackpool manager Billy Ayre earned him a move to Premier League club QPR for a record £600,000, breaking Blackpool’s record transfer sale.

Trev made 167 appearances for the London club scoring 16 goals, including ‘that’ bicycle kick that won the 1997 Match of the Day goal of the season. His name was constantly liked with leading clubs in the Premier League including Manchester United, Leeds united and Newcastle United.

In 1993 he moved back into the Premier League scoring 7 goals in the last 14 games of the season to help the Hammers finish 8th in the Premier League. It was whilst at West Ham that he earned his international honours. He was called up to the England squad and went on to earn 12 caps for England, four of which came in the 2002 world cup. For the Hammers he made 177 appearances, scoring 37 goals. Forces to cut costs at the end of the season when they suffered relegation, Sinclair was sold to Manchester City going on to make 82 appearances, scoring five goals.

He joined Cardiff City in 2007 after being released by City, but suffered a nasty injury which ruled him out until mid-February from early on in the season. His last appearances for the club was at Wembley as an 86th minute sub against Portsmouth in the 2008 FA Cup Final.

Many eagle eyed fans will have noticed that Trevor’s son, Isaac, made his debut for Gate on Saturday as a second half sub. The chance for Trevor to line up alongside his son was too good to turn down, and we look forward to seeing both line up for Gate in the coming weeks. Trevor has trained with the squad for the past couple of weeks, and didn’t look far of back to his best.

The club are delighted to have a player with so much experience like Trevor at the club and hope that alongside returning to playing, he can help some f the younger players in the squad.

Updated 16:48 - 13 Mar 2018 by Mark Ashmore

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