MARVIN Sordell admits that he was surprised by the interest in his story, but the forward was delighted with the response that he has had from Brewers fans.
The former Coventry striker last week spoke out about his own struggles with mental health. Sordell received a positive response for his story and was greeted with rapturous applause by the Pirelli Stadium faithful on Saturday, during the win over Sunderland.
Sordell says that he would rather be making fans cheer for his contribution on the pitch, but is thankful for the reception that he has been given.
He said: “I think that it is good to get things off your chest and I have done so in a very public forum. It is a big weight off of my shoulders and I am just looking to move on and move forward now.
“It (The reaction of fans) was nice but I would prefer it to be after I scored a goal, to be honest! It is always nice to be acknowledged for certain things.”
The Albion forward was surprised by the interest that his story received but hopes that it will urge others to speak out in future.
He said: “I was a little bit surprised at the interest. It is just my personal journey that I have been on and I was just sharing my story. I did not expect the reaction that I got from it but I was pleasantly surprised.
“I just wanted to get my story out there and hopefully it helps others to be able to share theirs and see the positive impact that it can have.”