BREWERS striker Marvin Sordell has decided to retire from professional football.
He has agreed with Burton Albion to terminate his current contract.
Sordell joined the club on 1st January 2017, moving to the Pirelli Stadium from League One side Coventry City.
Often seen either in attack or wide his versatility has offered a lot to Albion’s attacking options both in the Championship and League One. He has made more than 60 appearances for the Brewers.
He said: “I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have been able to spend the past ten years living my dream, but my happiness now lies outside of the game and I’m excited about what lies ahead.
“My mental health has been severely impacted throughout my career, therefore I feel it’s the right time to move forward in my life.
“I have always been eager to help people who have had similar problems in their lives and going forward I’d like to be able to make a difference in football when it comes to mental wellbeing.
“I would like to thank everyone at the club for their support and understanding, and wish them all the best for the future.”
Nigel Clough said: “We want to thank Marvin for the contribution he has made during his time at Burton Albion.
“We totally understand his decision, and he leaves with the very best wishes of everyone at the club.
“We are sure Marvin has a massive amount to contribute in helping people with their mental wellbeing and we look forward to seeing all that he achieves in the future.”