Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock has an eye on taking Chelsea starlet Scott Sinclair on loan to help aid the Eagle’s promotion push.
However, this idea hits a snag. Sinclair is already on loan at play-off chasing rivals Charlton.
Warnock is arguing, as per usual, that Sinclair has hardly played at all at The Valley, making the loan pointless, whereas he says he would have played “every game” at Selhurst Park:
I did speak to him before he went there, told him he could play every game with us, but obviously they thought Charlton was a bigger fish and – I suppose in the position they were in – they were a bigger fish.
But he hasn’t played much has he? And that’s what he went out for – games. It’s a shame when I see that because he could have played every game for us.
Palace have to bank on a favour from London neighbours Charlton to terminate the loan as the month-long deal finishes on March 28th – Championship loan deadline day. That’s something Warnock isn’t getting his hopes up for:
Normally you sign for three months but [Chelsea] can have a 24 hour recall, in case they get an injury, or I think they can mutually call him back after 28 days if all three parties are in agreement. But that’s the only chance we’ve got of having him – so I don’t expect any help before Thursday.