Vital Football

Latest Coventry City News

Better late than never: Bothroyd for England?

Better late than never: Bothroyd for England?

Coventry City will have to be on their guard for not one, but two of their former strikers at the Ricoh Arena on Tuesday when Championship highflyers Cardiff City come to CV6 for a tasty-looking league encounter.

Craig Bellamy is in line to make his first appearance against the club where he remains the £6.5m record signing while his one-time Sky Blues colleague Jay Bothroyd is also showing the kind of consistent form that seemed destined to elude him and leave his career profile as one of a talent wasted.

Dave Jones seems to be the man to have got the best out of the former Arsenal trainee, whose quality was always evident throughout his time with Coventry, if not the application and desire now on show at the Cardiff City stadium week in and week out.

'If England are looking for a different sort of striker they should look at Jay,' said Jones at the weekend, believing that with Fabio Capello forced to draft in 33-year-old Kevin Davies for the recent qualifier with Montenengro, a look at the Championship might be in order for the Italian.

'He wouldn't look out of place with England because he's a high quality player.'

Bothroyd's meandering career took him to Perugia, Blackburn, Charlton, Wolves and Stoke after leaving Highfield Road, where he had scored 14 goals in 72 league appearances.

He has been in South Wales now however since August 2008, netting 29 times in 88 Championship games and leaving Jones in no doubt as to his qualities.

'Jay's got everything - he's big and strong, he's got pace, he can hold the ball up and he can see a pass.

'There aren't many better than him at what he does.'

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:CCFC
Date:Monday October 18 2010
Time: 5:51PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Coventry City Articles

Sky Blues To Find Season Tickets A Hard Sell?

City announcement on 2016/17 prices.

John Fleck Wins CCFC Player of the Year

Accolade for Scottish midfielder.

Coming Down: Bolton Wanderers

Will takeover put Trotters back on track?

Can City Cheer Their Travelling Support?

Last away match of the season this Sunday at Boundary Park.

Archived Vital Coventry Articles

Vital Coventry articles from

Site Journalists

CCFC
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Your Sky Blues Player of the Season
Suggested By: Editor
Adam Armstrong17%
Reice Charles-Cook5%
John Fleck48%
Aaron Martin3%
Jacob Murphy3%
Sam Ricketts3%
Chris Stokes16%
Romain Vincelot5%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Wigan 45 24 15 6 87 40
2 Burton 45 25 9 11 84 20
3 Walsall 45 23 12 10 81 17
4 Millwall 45 23 9 13 78 23
5 Bradford 45 22 11 12 77 13
6 Barnsley 45 21 8 16 71 13
7 Scunthorpe 45 20 11 14 71 11
8 Gillingham 45 19 12 14 69 16
9 Coventry 45 18 12 15 66 16
10 Sheff Utd 45 18 12 15 66 7
11 Rochdale 45 18 12 15 66 6
12 Port Vale 45 18 11 16 65 3
13 Peterborough 45 18 6 21 60 5
14 Southend 45 16 11 18 59 -5
15 Bury 45 15 12 18 57 -18
16 Swindon 45 15 11 19 56 -10
17 Oldham 45 12 18 15 54 -12
18 Chesterfield 45 15 8 22 53 -10
19 Shrewsbury 45 13 11 21 50 -18
20 Fleetwood 45 11 15 19 48 -6
21 Blackpool 45 12 10 23 46 -19
22 Doncaster 45 11 12 22 45 -16
R Colchester 45 9 13 23 40 -41
R Crewe 45 7 13 25 34 -35
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Coventry City Results (view all)

Coventry City Fixtures (view all)

May 8 2016 12:30PM : Oldham Athletic (a)
Sky Bet League One

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.houchen7