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Wenger 'regrets' striker's City move

Before facing his former club at the Ricoh Arena recently, Vital Coventry looked at the prospect of Jay Bothroyd getting a call up to the England squad.

Well that has happened as the 28-year-old is in the party to face France this week and Fabio Capello's choice has generated plenty of column inches on the one-time Sky Blues forward.

Bothroyd came to Highfield Road on the rebound from Arsenal where he was bombed out for throwing a shirt at coach Don Howe (whose defensive-minded displays while in charge of City had many fans thinking of doing the same).

'He is one of my regrets, he left very early,' said Arsene Wenger on Monday.

'Sometimes it is only later they realise they not only have to have talent, but need to work as well.

'Sometimes to go down to the Championship, there is no better education.'

Bothroyd played 72 league games for Coventry, netting 14 times before his surprise switch to Perugia in 2003.

Former Ricoh Arena loanee Jordan Henderson meanwhile has cemented his growing reputation with a call-up for the Wembley clash.

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Date:Monday November 15 2010

Time: 6:51PM


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