Clarets get some good Christmas news

Last updated : 24 December 2004 By Tony Scholes

Sinclair signed for the Clarets during the pre-season, in fact he was on the field playing against Everton just a couple of hours after signing on the dotted line, but unlike Steve Cotterill’s other signings he committed himself to the Clarets for just a year.

Today though the club have revealed that he has extended his stay and will be with us for two more seasons taking him to the end of the 2006/07 season.

Frank, who was 33 earlier this month, has been a regular in the side this season and the only games he has missed have been due to suspensions. No one can recall him committing anything resembling a bad foul but he is currently serving his second suspension of the season after getting ten bookings, the last of them against Preston for winning the ball.

Manager Steve Cotterill is delighted to have got him under contract for the next two years and Frank himself is happy about it and he said, “Initially I came because of the gaffer because I needed to play for someone I trusted.

“I had a hard summer and it was an opportunity to start afresh. I’ve enjoyed it so much here that I had no hesitation in signing to stay for a further two years.”

Steve’s delighted and there will be no doubt that the fans will be too, even more so given that rumours were circulating suggesting that he was set to quit in the summer.