Peacock hails Sinclair’s arrival at Lancaster City

Trevor Sinclair in action for England at the 2002 World Cup.
Trevor Sinclair in action for England at the 2002 World Cup.
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Former England international Trevor Sinclair is the new Lancaster City assistant manager.

The remarkable coup for the Dolly Blues will see the 41-year-old link up with his former Queens Park Rangers team mate, Darren Peacock, the Giant Axe head coach.

Sinclair picked up 12 caps for his country between 2001 and 2003, impressing at the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea.

The winger, who played for Blackpool, QPR, West Ham, Manchester City and Cardiff during his playing career before retiring in 2008, is now based in Lytham having spent time in Dubai.

Peacock said: “We got on well at QPR. That’s where is all stems from.

“He’s been coaching in Dubai and for five or six years has been flitting back and forth to the UK.

“He’s looking to get back into it and has had offers from other clubs but wants the challenge and I’m just chuffed he’s joined.

“The relationship we have has helped bring him here and he feels he can make an impact.”

Much like Peacock’s arrival at the club, circumstances have fallen in the favour of the Dolly Blues as another big name arrives at Giant Axe.

The head coach said: “He’s based in Lytham and logistically it works well.

“He came down to training on Tuesday night to meet the lads and get started and that’s it, he’s in full time and will be here for every session and every game.

“We match each other in terms of what we want from the players.

“The razzmatazz of where he’s been with England and what he’s done doesn’t really concern me.

“He’s just as hungry as I am and everything fits.”

Peacock’s right-hand man last season, respected coach George Norrie, has left the club.

The head coach said: “He’s been great and really helpful.

“His local knowledge was really important when I first arrived and I couldn’t have done the job without him.”