Bothroyd targets more caps

Cardiff striker determined to avoid becoming one-cap wonder

Bothroyd: Pleased with performance

Bothroyd: Pleased with performance

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Jay Bothroyd has been bitten by the international bug and hopes England will come calling again in the future.

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The Cardiff City striker flew the flag for the Championship on Wednesday when he made his Three Lions debut in a 2-1 defeat to France.

He was awarded a 20-minute run-out by Fabio Caplleo, allowing him to experience life at the highest level.

Bothroyd, who was selected on the back of his fine club form, admits he is desperate to avoid becoming a one-cap wonder and hopes further opportunities will arise for him to impress.

"It was a great experience to play with world-class players at that level and it was very enjoyable," he said.

"You get a taste of it and you want to keep playing well for your club so hopefully you get invited back in the future."


Bothroyd admits he found international football to be markedly different to that he experiences week in, week out with Cardiff, but feels he could make his mark if given a chance.

He added: "It is a bit slower and more calculated. You can't go flying in because they will just play around you.

"But for that 20 minutes I really enjoyed it, tried to get a few touches of the ball and get involved as much as I could. Obviously Crouchie scored when I was on as well, so it was good. It was a good experience for me."

Bothroyd has been given little indication by Capello as to whether he will be included again any time soon, but the Italian was pleased by the showing put in by the 28-year-old frontman.

"He just said 'Well done'," revealed Bothroyd.

"He said I did well, as did members of the coaching staff, but we lost the game so you have to be a bit upset. But, like I said, if you keep playing well for your club, you never know what's going to happen."