Bolton striker Marvin Sordell ready for Team GB
Friday 06 July 2012
Bolton striker Marvin Sordell was as surprised as many observers when his place in the Team GB Olympic squad was confirmed.
The 21-year-old, who on Monday was named in the 18-man squad by manager Stuart Pearce, could even be in line for a starting berth if Chelsea forward Daniel Sturridge fails to recover from suspected viral meningitis in time for the Games.
"I didn't really expect it to be honest," said Sordell, who has made only three substitute appearances after joining Wanderers from Watford in January. "When I got the call from Stuart Pearce I was quite shocked.
"At first I didn't think it was him on the phone, as you do."
Comment: David Moyes paying the price of Manchester United's virtual abstinence from top-level transfers since 2006. Can he refire their ambition?
Transfer news: Manchester United will not be forced into panic buys, says David Moyes
Gerard Deulofeu - Why Barcelona chose Everton to educate their latest prodigy
DJ Campbell one of six men arrested over spot-fixing allegations, confirm Blackburn Rovers
Ashes 2013-14 match report: Another woeful display sees England lose to Australia by 218 runs to go down 2-0
- 1 Gurdwaras-turned-food banks: Sikh temples are catering for rise in Britain’s hungry
- 2 Council bans use of word ‘Commie’ – but ‘fascist’ and ‘Nazi’ are fine
- 5 Mass murder in the Middle East is funded by our friends the Saudis