Colchester United striker Marvin Sordell maintains that there is still more to come as he looks to build on his impressive start to the Sky Bet League One season, reports The Daily Gazette.
The 24-year old joined the U’s on a free transfer after his contract with Burnley was terminated by mutual consent in the summer, and he has made a good start to life in Essex, scoring three goals in nine league games.
However, he has told fans that he hasn’t achieved top form yet and the more he plays, the better he will get, stating: ‘The fans have definitely not seen the best of me yet.
‘Hopefully, I can add more goals in the next few games. The more we play together and the more time we spend together, the better understanding we’ll have on the pitch and that helps as well.’
Sordell was widely regarded as one of the best attackers outside of the Premier Legaue during his three-year stay at Watford between 2009 and 2012, although a £3 million move to top-flight outfit Bolton Wanderers in January 2012 did not pay off, as the Trotters were relegated a few months later.
He joined Burnley in the summer of 2014 in a bid to have another shot at the Premier League, although only made two starts as the Clarets were unable to avoid relegation.
While Sordell speaks positively about his time so far at the Colchester Community Stadium, he admits that he is not happy about his goal tally so far, stating: ‘I’m not happy with my number of goals but I’m improving bit by bit, with every game.
‘It’s probably the most games I’ve played in a few years, so as I get fitter things will happen more naturally.’
Sordell netted the second in Colchester’s thrilling 4-4 with high-flying Walsall this afternoon. The result leaves the U’s 15th in the division, four points off of the play-offs, and six points clear of danger.
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