Writer: Stuart Smith
Date:Monday August 20 2007
Jay Bothroyd's reputation goes almost as far in front of him as the grille on his gleaming Bentley.
A pre season cameo against Reading never quite made it to a bit part thanks entirely to his over exuberant celebration aimed in the direction of his onlooking manager, and saw him frozen out of the seasons opening fixture, and saw eyebrows start to be raised before the season had even begun.
The former Perugia striker was back warming the bench at the weekend as new boy Freddy Eastwood took the spotlight at Hillsborough.
True to form, the Romany Rooney didn't take long to open his account, and after being at the heart of much of Wolves attacking play, made way for yet another Bothroyd bit part, and he wasted little time announcing his presence to the Wednesday defence.
Racing onto a long through ball, and brushing aside a defensive challenge like tissue paper, he forced his way into the Owls 12 yard box and rifled the ball home
There were no gestures to the bench this time, and no resultant substitution, with perhaps both manager and player having made their point.
And while it was Freddy Eastwood that earned the headlines, it was Bothroyd who earned the renewed respect of Mick McCarthy.
Talking to The Birmingham Post he said
'It was a great response from Jay Bothroyd after some vicious criticism from me last week, which was absolutely justifiable.
'To be fair to Jay, he's knuckled down this week. He wants to play for the club and he wants to play for me. He enjoys being here and he's responded in the right way.'
Jay Bothroyd has his faults. For a start, he doesnt track back. But if Mick McCarthy is resigned to that side of his game, everyone else is going to have to as well.
What Bothroyd is doing, is demonstrating the attributes McCarthy has built his squad on.
Desire, hunger, and attitude, with a small a.
Leopards may not change their spots, but perhaps Jays can.
Join Vital Wolves
Message Board To visit the message board, click here. Get involved
This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Wolves.
Date:Monday August 20 2007
Fulham to use £10million transfer kitty to sign Stearman (Tuesday June 2 2015)
Huddersfield pinch Wolves chief scout (Tuesday June 2 2015)
Wolves - FSF's May Newsletter (Friday May 29 2015)
Wolves and Celtic vie for midfielder (Friday May 29 2015)
Wolves to host Aston Villa (Friday May 29 2015)
Everton join list of clubs interested in Sako (Wednesday May 27 2015)
Iorfa and Hause receive England call (Tuesday May 26 2015)
Wolves make first signing of the summer (Friday May 22 2015)
Afobe named in England squad (Thursday May 21 2015)
Afobe knows he must improve (Wednesday May 20 2015)
|8. Derby County||46||21||14||11||29||77|
|Frampton Delighted With Millwall Return
» Millwall : 02/06/2015 20:44:00
|New Coaching Appointments At Millwall
» Millwall : 02/06/2015 20:39:01
|Birmingham Profit From Norwich Promotion
» Birmingham : 02/06/2015 20:16:01
|LUFC Leeds target offered new deal
» Leeds Utd : 02/06/2015 19:49:00
|McDonald Confirmed As Manager
» Blackpool : 02/06/2015 19:23:00