After the goal rush: Marvin Sordell admits fears over Bolton Wanderers’ precarious league position

By John McDougall

In-form Bolton Wanderers’ forward Marvin Sordell is more concerned with their precarious league position than his recent goal glut.

The 21-year-old former Watford striker is in a rich vein of form for the Trotters, hitting the back of the net five times in as many games.

But with his side lying just three points above the Championship drop zone, Sordell insists his target is collective victories rather than personal achievements.

“I can’t get too over the moon with scoring goals because it doesn’t matter too much if your team’s not winning,” he told BBC Radio Lancashire.

“I’m delighted with the goals, but the results haven’t been what we’d like.

“We’ve got a very good side and we’ve been performing very well of late. I just think we haven’t had the rub of the green.”

The Whites have registered only one win in 2013 with their third round 2-0 FA Cup replay win over Sunderland in January.

Sordell has experienced a return to his goalscoring prowess, having found the back of the net once in his first 12 Bolton games since arriving in January 2012. 

Despite being without a league win since December, Sordell believes Wanderers will climb up the table if they replicate last weekend’s performance against his old club.

“Against Watford we had a lot of possession and just found it difficult at times to get that opportunity to score a goal,” he said.  

“The opposition had a couple of shots and it ended up in the net.

“If we carry on performing the way we are, we’re going to pick up points and push up the table.”

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