Sinclair on course to face Reading

21 December 2012 05:33:40 EST

Manchester City winger Scott Sinclair could get an opportunity to impress against Reading this weekend.

The 23-year-old former Swansea City star is in the frame because of a groin injury to Samir Nasri, who could now miss the important festive programme.

I feel I have settled very well at the club and hopefully I can now get more game time.

Scott Sinclair

Sinclair has been forced to be patient after arriving from the Swans in the summer for £6.5million, having been reduced to small bit-parts so far under Blues boss Roberto Mancini.

But the Italian is determined to stay with the same attacking intent which saw City turn in arguably their best display of the season when beating Newcastle United 3-1 last weekend.

That could mean Sinclair, 7/1 to open the scoring on Saturday, completing a cutting edge alongside Sergio Aguero, Carlos Tevez and David Silva, with City searching of a win and goals at the Etihad Stadium against the struggling Royals, 1/1000 to be relegated this term.

Manchester City can be backed at 18/1 to win the match 5-1 and are now 50/1 to retain their Premier League title.

Sinclair insists: "I feel I have settled very well at the club and hopefully I can now get more game time but, at the same time, I know I have to be patient and wait my turn."

Midfielder Gareth Barry is available again after suspension, with Javi Garcia expected to return to the bench.

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