Bothroyd is a 'Cardiff boy'
By Michael Morris
Updated Saturday, 5th February 2011
Jay Bothroyd has beatne a Cardiff City drum this week with comment sure to please the City supporters.
Jay stayed a Cardiff player on transfer deadline day despite late bids for him. And now he's as committed as anyone to see the club succeed and earn promotion to the Premier League, starting with tomorrow's game against Swansea.
"It's my dream to help Cardiff City get to the Premier League. I said when I joined the club it was my dream to play good football and help get the club up," said Bothroyd.
"I'm not from Cardiff, but I consider myself a Cardiff boy now. The fans at Cardiff City have always treated me really well and I'm grateful to them for making me feel wanted here.
"Obviously there's been a lot of speculation regarding my future and other teams being interested in me.
"I suppose that's always going to happen if you're playing well and regularly for a good side.
"I'm really happy to still be here at Cardiff and hopefully I'll keep producing the goods and scoring goals. All I'm focused on now, and all I have been focused on, is contributing to our cause and helping us get promoted.
"The manager told me that his number one focus this year is on promotion and, as a result of that, he didn't want any of his key players to leave.
"You want to play with the best players week in week out, but also against them and that means in the Premier League. After getting the England call-up a couple of months back, it spurred me on even more to ensure that I get to that level with Cardiff."
"It's a game we all want to be involved in. Our fans will be massively up for the game as will Swansea's so it's not something you'd want to miss," Bothroyd told the club's matchday programme.
"To play for the club in our local derby is a massive thing for me to be involved in.
"We'll be determined to beat Swansea this time, but not just for us to have the bragging rights, but because it would be a massive victory for us as we continue to strive towards our ultimate aim of promotion."