It's good to be back home - Robbie Sinclair

PUBLISHED: 11:40 21 June 2010 | UPDATED: 11:40 21 June 2010

Stevenage FC

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New Boro signing can't wait for new season

ROBBIE Sinclair said he is relishing ‘coming home’ after signing for Boro.

The midfielder joined Darius Charles, Luke Foster and Peter Winn in signing for Graham Westley this summer and after spending his formative years playing just down the road for Luton Town is looking forward to moving back to the area after a spell at Salisbury City.

“I’ve moved back into my parents’ house, you just can’t beat home,” Sinclair told The Comet.

“Signing for Boro just came out of the blue. With all the trouble Salisbury were in we didn’t know what league we were going to be in next season and as such the club couldn’t offer contracts.

“The gaffer (Westley) spoke to my agent and within a few days it was all signed off and I was a Boro player.

“I didn’t even give it a second thought as I’m a local lad from Bedford. I was at Luton from the age of seven to 18 so it’s good to coming back to the area.”

The winger played 45 times during his spell at Salisbury but the club was forced into a double relegation at the end of the Blue Square Premier season for breaching the league’s rules on unpaid debt.

Despite the off-the-field problems the club finished twelfth last season but would have been sixth had it had not had ten points deducted at the start of the campaign.

“The whole thing has been a shame. It’s not been fair on the fans and the lads that are there and are now having to look for new clubs.

“It was a heck of a season last year despite the problems. For a club with no budget and at times only having 12 players fit we had a really good season.”

Sinclair said he cannot wait to start the season as a Boro player, and has been speaking to his new teammates ahead of the new season.

“I’ve spoken to Griff (Charlie Griffin, whom Sinclair played alongside at Salisbury two seasons ago) and he speaks very highly about the club. I’ve also spoken to a few of the other lads.

“I’ve played at the Lamex and I’ve always said that in the Blue Square Premier they were the fittest team by a country mile, it was always difficult to play against them.

“I think we can do well next year. I don’t think you should ever settle for staying up as clubs that have gone up in the past like Exeter and Aldershot have made it to the play-offs at the first time so we’ll be looking to do as well as we can.”

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