Sordell Raring To Go

  • February 03, 2012 | By Chris Mann
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Marvin Sordell believes he is ready to justify his move to Bolton by scoring the goals which keep the club in the Premier League.

Sordell completed a transfer to the Reebok Stadium on deadline day, signing a three-and-a-half year deal at the club following a £3million move from Watford.

The England under-21 international scored 27 goals in 82 appearances during his time at Vicarage Road and he admits he wants to follow in the footsteps of Jack Wilshere and Daniel Sturridge by pushing for senior international honours in the future.

"Playing in front of big crowds and at big stadiums is what you dream about all your life," Sordell told Wanderers Player.

"Watching the game against Arsenal on Wednesday was a great experience and hopefully I can be involved in games like that.

"To be honest, I think I should have scored a lot more this season, but you take what you get and hopefully I can score many more goals for Bolton.

"I'm here to play football and I'm looking to forward to going into training and showing everybody what I can do. Hopefully I will get a chance this Saturday as well.

"I want to settle down and hit the ground running and impress the fans, the coaching staff and the players. I want to do well for the football club.

"I'm an England Under-21 international and it feels weird saying that, and even saying I'm a Bolton player hasn't sunk in yet.

"Players like Jack Wilshere and Daniel Sturridge have come here recently and I've seen how well they have done. They have pushed on to the England senior team and credit goes to the club and the manager for helping them develop.

"As the manager says, young players can go as far as they want. So if I work hard, keep improving and listening to the people around me hopefully I will be in that position one day."

Owen Coyle was happy to capture Sordell's signature and believes the 20-year-old is ready to be thrown into action when Wanderers visit Norwich City on Saturday.

"I think he's ready to be play," Coyle told Sky Sports. "If he was thrust in tomorrow, he'd handle that, no problem.

"I think it's fair to say he's going to have a huge career in football.

"It's up to Marvin, how well he does when he crosses that white line, to make that transition and show everybody his quality.

"I know he has the desire to do that and it all bodes well for the future."

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