Former Claret Set To Join Sky Blues

Marvin Sordell to Join Coventry City

Coventry City are set to announce former Watford and Burnley striker Marvin Sordell as their second signing of the summer.  The 25-year-old is understood to have agreed to join the Sky Blues after being released by relegated Colchester United.

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Sordell, made 29 appearances for the Layer Road club last season in Sky Bet League One, scoring 6 goals before his campaign was cut short in January by a serious ankle injury that required surgery.

Sordell started his career with Fulham prior to joining Watford for a two-year scholarship in 2007. He made his professional debut for the club during the 2009–10 season, and also had loan spell in League One with Tranmere Rovers the same season.

After 27 goals in 81 games for Watford in two-and-a-half years, Sordell earned a £3million move to the Premier League with Bolton Wanderers in January 2012 where he managed just eight goals in 29 appearances for the club before spending the entirety of the 2013–14 season on loan at Charlton Athletic.


He returned to the Premier League with Burnley for the 2014–15 season, but was mostly utilised as a substitute. After just one goal in 20 games for The Clarets his contract was cancelled in September 2015 and he went on to join League One club Colchester.

Sordell has represented England at both Under-20 and Under-21 levels. He scored in his only game for the Under-20s in February 2011 and scored three goals in 14 games for the Under-21 side.

He was also selected in Stuart Pearce’s Great Britain squad for the London 2012 Summer Olympics, making three appearances for the side.

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