League One side Colchester United have completed the signing of former Burnley and Bolton striker Marvin Sordell on a free transfer until the end of the season.
Sordell has joined the U’s after being released by Burnley earlier this month, and will surely be eager to hit the ground running for Tony Humes’s side
The 24-year-old began his career at Watford, scoring 27 goals in 83 games for the Hornets, which earned him a move to then Premier League side Bolton in 2012.
Sordell bagged eight goals in 29 games for the Trotters, before falling down the pecking order at the Macron Stadium. The England U21 international moved on loan to Charlton in the 2013/14 season , scoring eight goals in 35 games for the Championship club, before being signed by newly promoted Burnley on the eve of the 2014/15 Premier League season.
His time at Turf Moor was a failure, with just one goal in 21 games before being released by Sean Dyche this summer.
Sordell has also previously appeared on the international scene, playing for both England U20’s and U21’s, making 15 appearances and scoring three goals.
The pinnacle of Sordell’s playing career came in 2012, when he was selected in Stuart Pearce’s squad for the 2012 Olympic Games, making three appearances at the tournament.
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