Boothroyd could be King saviour

Front man could link up with Sky Blues

King: Coventry option

Coventry manager Aidy Boothroyd says disgraced striker Marlon King could be on his radar once he is released from jail.

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King is currently serving an 18-month jail sentence and sees his football future in limbo after Wigan cancelled his contract when it emerged he would be sent to prison.

The 30-year-old will be available for a free transfer once he is out of jail and the former Hull City and Middlesbrough man could be available as soon as this summer.

Boothroyd worked with King during their time at Watford and the Sky Blues manager is well aware of the talent he possesses, despite his off-the-field troubles.

And the Ricoh Arena chief refused to rule out a move for the player - saying he would offer his 'help' if it was required.

"As far as I'm concerned, Marlon was fantastic for me," Boothroyd told the Coventry Telegraph.

"He scored 23 goals and made Watford an awful lot of money and was a cult figure there and, when he was with me, he behaved himself and was good for me and the club and I think I was good for him.

"Is he on my radar? I like to think that I have a relationship with all the players I have worked with and, if they ever needed anything, I would like to think that I would help him if I could.

"At this moment in time there is nothing I can do to help where he is or where he is going, so my priority right now is to make sure we organise this group of players we have got and go on to do more pleasurable things than in the last few years."