Jun 7 2012 By Gordon Parks
RICHIE SINCLAIR insists he’s ready to play an on-field role for Queen’s Park next season despite accepting a player-coach post with the Spiders.
The 30-year-old was glad to see the back of the last campaign and with injury ensuring he failed to make a single top-team appearance.
But after signing on for another campaign which will also see the defender coach the young players, Sinclair is adamant he’s a long way from hanging up his boots.
He said: “To say that last season was a frustrating one is a massive understatement as it was a nightmare due to the recurrence of a knee problem.
“I even had injections to try to resolve things but it wasn’t to be and it’s now all about getting ready for next season. I feel as good as new now and I was thrilled to be offered the opportunity to take a first step
into coaching so I jumped at the chance to sign on again.
“I have been at the Spiders for over a decade now and it’s a huge part of my life so I am only too happy to continue my association with the club.
“I will be sitting my coaching badges next year and it’s all geared towards my development but the priority next season for me is to get back playing.
“I have missed enough football through injury and want to put it behind me.
“I still have five or six good years left as a player and I want to make the most of them.
“Next season is all about getting regular games and trying to assist the club both on and off the field.”