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“The manager told me to be selfish at times. Instead of taking too many touches, go for goal." - Coventry City's Marvin Sordell

12 September 2016

City striker Sordell is looking to build on his first goal for the Sky Blues against Millwall...

Marvin Sordell is hoping his goal in the 1-1 draw against Millwall can kick-start a run of form for both the team and himself. 

City had to settle for a point at the Den, but Sordell’s emphatic first-half strike had put the Sky Blues ahead. The striker picked the ball up 25-yards from goal before rolling his man and firing an unstoppable shot into the far corner. 

Manager Tony Mowbray has been using Sordell’s former goals as inspiration to get his striker firing this season. Sordell said: “I think he was showing them to give me a bit of confidence in front of goal.

“He told me to be selfish at times and instead of taking too many touches and passing the ball take it myself and go for goal. You’re not going to score goals if you don’t have a go now and again so that’s what I’m looking to do moving forward.

“You always watch the top players and try to learn and that’s no different with me. If there is any way to help me improve on the pitch then I’ll try to do it.”

Sordell believes the side coped well with the physicality of their South London opposition on Saturday, but is adamant they must aim to pick up more points when controlling large spells of games.

“Millwall are very good at their style of play. They know their strengths and play to them each and every game. They prefer games to be scrappy and physical and it was our job to try and prevent that today.

“For us we are a footballing side and at times today we shown how good we can be, but during the second-half we have also shown that we can fight and battle for one another.”

Sordell added: “We are coming away disappointed with just a point based on the game itself, but going away to Millwall and picking up a point is not necessarily a bad one, we just have to keep learning and improving.”

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