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Burton star ‘This game will be much easier…all the pressure is on Newcastle’

5 years ago

Marvin Sordell has already played in the Premier League for Bolton and Burnley and is now rebuilding his career at Burton.

His appearances at the top level were limited but Bolton paid £3m for the attacking player as a 20 year old, which suggests he was a player with plenty of promise.

A regular with the England Under 21s and also playing for Great Britain in the London 2012 Olympics, Mavin Sordell has a slightly different story than many of this Burton team who have risen up through the divisions.

Nevertheless, the Burton attacking player thinks that all the pressure is on Newcastle tonight, which was the case at Huddersfield on Saturday as well.

He doesn’t see any problem playing at St James Park in front of fifty thousand people and that it will be ‘easier in the sense that nobody expects us to win’.

With only one defeat in their last eight matches, Burton are showing impressive discipline and resilience as they go for their own trophy of staying in the Championship.

Marvin Sordell:

“Regardless of who we are playing it’s important we get the right result, it is important we build on from Saturday’s win against Huddersfield where not many people expected us to get anything from.

“It gives us a lot of confidence going into the game, everyone has played in big pressure games whether that’s games vying for promotion or to stay up.

“Regardless of the stadium and the size of the crowd you play in front of, this game will be much easier in the sense that nobody expects us to win.

“The pressure is all on Newcastle really with them vying for the Championship.

“I have taken a bit of time to find my feet and re-adapt at this level.

“Scoring goals obviously helps and I’d love to have a few more but I feel I am performing well which gives me confidence.

The team is also playing well so we are all confident with the challenge ahead, we are fighting to stay in this league and have the belief to do so.

“When we win games we breed confidence, we’ve shown the Brentford game was a blip in the Huddersfield game and the international break gave us time to recharge and reflect and to come back with a good result.

“We know we have seven more to finish the job in keeping the club in the league.”


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