Swansea's Wembley hero Scott Sinclair aims to prove he can cut it in the Barclays Premier League after firing the South Wales club to the top flight for the first time since 1983.

The winger, 22, was never given a real opportunity by Chelsea in his five years at the club, instead having to settle for a series of disjointed loan spells at half a dozen different sides. That all changed when Brendan Rodgers prized him away to the Liberty Stadium last summer for an initial £500,000 - a fee which could now rise to over £1million - and his long-awaited desire for regular first-team football has been realised with the Swans.

Sinclair took his tally for the season to 27 goals with Monday's memorable hat-trick which helped see off Reading 4-2 - becoming only the second player in history to bag a treble in a Wembley play-off final after Clive Mendonca in 1998. Sinclair said: "It's fantastic, it's good to get a hat-trick but the main thing is that we won. All I was worried about was winning the game and we did that."

He added: "It couldn't work out any better for the team and obviously myself and I'll be enjoying the Premier League with Swansea next season

"I've come here to get football week in, week out and I've done that. It's given me confidence to go and prove myself and now I have to go and do it at the next level.

"This is my chance to be playing week in, week out in the Premier League now. I've never had the chance to do that, I've only had 10 minutes here and there but now I can try and show everyone what I've got in the Premier League."

And on a return to Stamford Bridge, he added: "It will be great. It will be great to see some of my friends back there. When we do play them, when you're on that pitch, it will be amazing."

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