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Officially official: Sordell to Charlton on year-long loan

Ben Hoskins

Both pieces of news that broke in the wee hours of the morning have now been confirmed by Bolton Wanderers. The Andre Moritz signing was made official earlier and Wanderers have just now come out with a statement saying that Marvin Sordell is now back off to London, sealing a year-long loan deal with Charlton Athletic.

Charlton have now sealed a double striker swoop, adding Reading's Simon Church to their ranks alongside Sordell. Speaking in their official release, manager Chris Powell said:

"He made his mark with Watford and earned a very good move to Bolton, albeit with a different manager, but his pedigree is there.

"He's played for England U21s and his goalscoring record is good. I've done the lowdown on him and spoken to his previous managers, and Malkay McKay spoke very highly of him.

"He comes on loan so I'm very pleased to get him because I think he will be an exciting addition to the club, and we look forward to him scoring goals for us in the time he's here."

"He scores goals; it's as simple as that.

"He can score all types of goals with both feet and he's a lad who has got pace, and has got a real eye for goal. He's definitely one who will sniff chances out and come alive in the box, and I think he will enjoy playing here.

"I think we need to give him back that zest of playing and being involved week in, week out. Of course he has to earn the right to do that, but I have no doubt that he will make a mark while he is here."

Since signing on deadline day in January 2012, Marvin Sordell has struggled to consistently star in a Bolton shirt. Sordell had a very bright spell in the middle of last season, scoring against the likes of Sunderland and Everton but would quiet down in the latter stages of the season. Dougie Freedman said of the move that "Marvin needs to play football and I can't guarantee that. Charlton offer him that opportunity."

Sordell's contract runs until the end of the 2015 season and a loan, coupled with a move back to London, has the potential to kick-start the striker's scoring. We'll be keeping an eye on the loan.