Last Updated: Sat, 31 Aug 2013 14:26
Leon Britton hopes Swansea's familiarity with Scott Sinclair will ensure he does not enjoy a dream debut for West Brom on Sunday.
Sinclair is set to go up against his former colleagues at The Hawthorns after joining the Midlands club on loan from Manchester City. The ex-Chelsea winger made the move to the Etihad Stadium from south Wales on the final day of last summer's transfer window, but he endured a nightmare year under Roberto Mancini, making just two Premier League starts.
It came in stark contrast to his two years with Swansea, with his hat-trick sealing the play-off final victory over Reading before he went on to feature strongly in the Welsh club's maiden Premier League campaign.
"It will be good to see Scott," said midfielder Britton. "We saw him at Manchester City but obviously he hasn't featured too much up there so far.
"He played a massive part in getting us to where we are now. He scored the hat-trick at Wembley and 27 goals in the season. The boys will be happy to see him and it will be nice to see him playing again."
But Britton hopes Sinclair does not enjoy too good a start to life with the Baggies.
"We know his game that's the good thing," he said. "Hopefully that will help us because we know what he likes to do.
"These things happen - you always talk about ex-players coming back to haunt you - but hopefully that won't be the case. Hopefully he will be really rusty and he won't last too long!"
But Britton is backing his old team-mate to make a big impression for Steve Clarke's side.
He said: "I think he can succeed there. He is a very good professional and he is a good player. It has not worked out for him at City so far and he needs to go and play games. He had the season with us in the Premier League and now he has had a season off.
"But I think he is a good player - he showed that when he was with us and I think he will show it at West Brom."
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