Bothroyd is Sky Blues' dangerman

Player to watch – Jay BothroydCOVENTRY City have had some great strikers in recent years. For example they sold Robbie Keane to Inter Milan for £13 million in July 2000.

Player to watch – Jay Bothroyd

COVENTRY City have had some great strikers in recent years. For example they sold Robbie Keane to Inter Milan for £13 million in July 2000.

Now they look to 20-year-old Jay Bothroyd for their inspiration.

The 6ft 3ins Bothroyd, sold for £1 million by Arsenal before he had played a League game for the Gunners, has played for England at youth, under-20 and under-21 levels.

Coventry look on him as a player for the future. He has nine goals to his name this season and last weekend he was partnered up front by loanee Matt Jansen.

It looked a shrewd move when Gary McAllister took Jansen from Blackburn, but he has had problems hitting his best form after a motor-cycle accident.

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It has been an unsettling season of massive cuts for the Sky Blues as they come to terms with life in Division One. The club that had the first all-seater stadium in 1985 and introduced a "Sky Blue image" in the days of Jimmy Hill is going through hard times.

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