Sinclair hopes injuries are behind him

Midfielder made return to Boro bench in FA Cup draw

ROBBIE Sinclair hopes his injury problems are behind him following his return to first team football on Saturday.

The Boro midfielder has had problems with both knees in recent weeks and the injuries have seen him miss the last five games, but after coming off the bench in Saturday’s FA Cup goalless draw with MK Dons Sinclair his hoping he can keep himself fit and work his way back into regular first team action.

“It’s brilliant for me to come back from injury,” Sinclair said after the match.

“I’ve had a few niggles in the past few weeks and to get some game time I’m delighted.

“After another full week of training I’ll be fine. I want to play every game, but it’s up to the gaffer.”

Sinclair has seen his season disrupted by injury setbacks.

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He tore his groin after just three days in pre-season training and although he managed to get back to match fitness in time for the new season when he put in some good displays – he was given a standing ovation when substituted in the League Cup tie against Portsmouth in the second match of the season – he has since had the knee setbacks and now hopes he can concentrate on getting back into the team.

“In the past I’ve had a few injury problems and to be fair these ones haven’t been serious problems they’ve just been niggles so touch wood they’re gone now and I can just keep myself fit and get my way into the team,” Sinclair added.