Marvin Sordell: Tony Mowbray says Coventry City move can rejuvenate striker

Marvin Sordell
Marvin Sordell is a former England under-21 international

Striker Marvin Sordell can use his move to Coventry City to "kick-start" his career, says manager Tony Mowbray.

The 25-year-old, who played in the Premier League for Bolton and Burnley, joined the League One Sky Blues in July after being released by relegated Colchester United.

"He's only had a few training sessions," Mowbray told BBC Coventry and Warwickshire.

"We'll know at Christmas whether he's going to threaten to get 20 goals."

Sordell, who was part of the Great Britain squad that competed at the London Olympics in 2012, began his career at Watford and also had spells at Tranmere and Charlton.

He made his Premier League debut with the Trotters in February 2012 and experienced the top flight again with the Clarets in 2014-15.

Sordell showing 'flashes' of excitement

A move to Colchester last term brought Sordell six goals in 25 appearances as the club were relegated into League Two.

"From what I've seen so far, there's been some flashes of exciting fast feet, speed and clinical striking of the ball and also some muddled up stuff," Mowbray said.

"He's got to find his feet with the group and know which players he can trust to play with. For me, he wants to kick-start his career back to the levels he knows he can play at.

"It's my job to keep his mentality and focus right - there will be inconsistencies as we're a League One outfit.

"He has to respect everybody in the group and know we're working hard to create chances for him - I'm sure he will and the goals will come for him."

Tony Mowbray
Tony Mowbray has been in charge at Coventry since March 2015

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