FRANK SINCLAIR has waived a clause in his loan deal to try and win a full contract with Town.
The 35-year-old had an original agreement when he signed from Burnley that if he played more than nine matches at the Galpharm he would be guaranteed a one-year deal.
That clause would have been triggered by his appearance in the 2-0 defeat against Scunthorpe last Saturday, but the former Leicester City central defender (pictured) has now moved the goalposts.
To help new manager Andy Ritchie, Sinclair has agreed to add another three matches to the agreement - effectively allowing Ritchie to make a decision at the end of the season.
It's a move which has delighted Ritchie, who seems certain to have Sinclair in his line-up against Millwall at the Galpharm on Saturday when Town need three points to guarantee safety in League I.
"Frank has let the clause go to 12 games," confirmed Ritchie today.
"He has waived the original set-up and I've thanked him for that because it allows me a little more time to make an assessment.
"I have told him that I will do so straight away and, to be fair, I thought Frank did really well in the game over at Scunthorpe.
"He gets up well, he is still quick off the mark and to have pace like that is quite an attribute in this sort of League, so we'll have a look at things and see how we take things forward.
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