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The January transfer window has opened today with Marvin Sordell becoming the first ex-Claret to change clubs, swapping League One Coventry City to move into the Championship with Burton Albion.

1415 burnley marvin sordell 00 630x420Sordell, who started last season with Burnley before moving to Colchester, signed for Coventry in the summer and has scored seven goals for the Sky Blues in 26 league and cup games. However, he has been offered the chance to move up a league and Coventry, who will be taking two Burton players, have allowed him to move on.

New Coventry boss Russell Slade said: “In the short time I have worked with Marvin it has been most enjoyable. Marvin has an opportunity now to play in the Championship and we wish him all the very best in is future career.”

His new boss is Nigel Clough at Burton who is delighted with his new signing. “Marvin has Premier League experience but has lost his way a little bit over the last couple of seasons and this gives him the chance to prove he has still got it in the Championship,” he said.

“He has scored goals generally throughout his career and has got a few in League One this season. It’s an opportunity now for him to show us what he can do until the end of the season.”

Sordell, who came on as a substitute for Coventry yesterday at Peterborough and could now make a debut for Burton tomorrow against Preston, tweeted: “I certainly wasn’t expecting to start the New Year with a new club but I’m excited for the challenge ahead at Burton.

He told the Burton website: “You never know what’s going to happen in football you know. I signed for Coventry in July last year and I didn’t know what was going to happen. I signed until the end of the season with a view to staying who knows how much longer. Circumstances have brought me here.

“I’m really looking forward to the opportunity and giving it my all for the next five months. I am looking forward to playing again. I only played 15 minutes yesterday, I wanted to play longer but hopefully I can play longer tomorrow and make an impact.”

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