Jay ready to settle down
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Charlton new boy Jay Bothroyd is keen to rid himself of his nomadic reputation.Charlton new boy Jay Bothroyd is keen to rid himself of his nomadic reputation and settle at The Valley.
The 23-year-old striker sealed a deadline day move to Charlton from Perugia and is now looking to make an impression in The Premiership.
Bothroyd began his career at Arsenal before a spell at Coventry - followed by a surprise move to Serie A and Perugia - whilst last season he played on loan at Blackburn.
The well travelled hit-man admits it will be a struggle to establish himself in Alan Curbishley's first team plans but he is nevertheless confident of being a success in the capital.
''I really want my career to settle down,'' said Bothroyd.
''I've been a bit here, there and everywhere over the last couple of years, so I'm delighted to be back home and at a club like Charlton, who are going fantastically well at the moment.
''My aim is to play regular football for one club instead of moving around and not really belonging to anyone - and Charlton have given me the opportunity to do that.''
With Darren Bent in excellent form since his summer arrival from Ipswich, Bothroyd is well aware that he will have it all to do to earn regular playing time.
''It's going to be tough for me to break into the side - I know that,'' he concluded.
''Darren Bent has been outstanding so far this season and he is the first striker on the teamsheet at the moment.
''I don't mind where I play when my chance comes, whether it's up front on my own or in a two.
''I just want to work hard in training and hope that my reward comes.''