Burnley seal Sordell and Taylor deals

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BURNLEY have confirmed the double signing of striker Marvin Sordell and midfielder Matt Taylor.

Sordell has finally completed his move from Bolton for an undisclosed fee and joins the Clarets on a three-year deal, while Taylor has signed a contract until the summer of 2016.

The 23-year-old Sordell represented Great Britain at the London 2012 Olympics and spent last season on loan with Championship side Charlton.

The frontman began his career at Watford where he worked with current Clarets boss Sean Dyche.

He spent time on loan at Tranmere Rovers before returning to Vicarage Road to net 21 goals in 75 appearances for the Hornets.

That prompted then Bolton boss Owen Coyle to sign him for an undisclosed fee in January 2012. Sordell made 29 appearances for Bolton scoring eight goals. He also scored eight times on loan at Charlton last season in 35 appearances.

Taylor, meanwhile, has signed a two-year deal following his release from West Ham United.

The 32-year-old made 26 appearances for the Hammers scoring once – ironically against Burnley in the Capital One Cup.

Taylor started his career with Luton Town before moving to Portsmouth where he won the First Division title in 2003.

He made more than 150 appearances on the South Coast prompting Bolton to sign him for an undisclosed fee. He reunited with former Trotters boss Sam Allardyce at West Ham and helped the London club reach the Premier League in 2012.

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