"There has been a lot of talk about play-offs, but we are aiming higher than that. Our big target is automatic promotion to the Premier League.
"We have a great squad, a great manager, the new training ground, a new stadium on the way and a desire to strike promotion gold.
"Every player showed huge fighting spirit at Watford.
"We know as a team we were sloppy at the start, but we fought back and created a lot of chances. A draw after being two goals down is a decent result, but we could have had more."
Bothroyd will again partner top scorer Ross McCormack as City go looking for three points against Nottingham Forest on Saturday.