On-loan Sunderland striker Jerome Sinclair is hoping that he can kick start his season after the early stages were broken up by injury.
The Watford man came off the bench in the Black Cats opening day victory against Charlton Athletic, but picked up a hamstring injury that has since restricted him to just three further League One appearances, with only one coming from the start.
He’s now raring to get his season underway once more, with Jack Ross’ side currently third in the table behind early pace-setters Peterborough and Portsmouth.
“Obviously, it was tough to get injured in the first game but getting back match fit and feeling sharp was probably the main thing,” he was quoted by the Chronicle Live. “So hopefully now I can kickstart my season and help the team.”
Fellow striker Charlie Wyke is also currently on the sidelines, but teenager Josh Maja has filled in well with seven goals. Even so, Sinclair is hoping to make a ‘major comeback’ to add to those attacking options at the Stadium of Light.
“Football is one of those sports that you never know what can happen. You build yourself up all pre-season so to get injured in the first game was tough but it was a minor setback and hopefully, it’s a major comeback.”
Sinclair could and should be a big player at this level of football. He’s currently being overshadowed by the Black Cats’ own youngster Maja, but together they could be terrifying.
The coming weeks will be interesting because there’s a feeling that Sunderland aren’t quite the finished article as yet, which might be proven correct if they add even more goals to their repertoire.