Bothroyd sets Wolves aim

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Jay Bothroyd is determined to establish himself as a first-choice striker after signing a three-year contract with Wolves.

The 24-year-old has secured a deal with the Championship club after being released by Charlton Athletic at the end of last season.

He started just three games for The Addicks and admits his immediate aim is to become a regular in Mick McCarthy's Wolves line-up.

"Having signed a three-year deal it gives me security, and I don't want to be part of a squad any more, I want to be first choice," Bothroyd told the club's official website. "I want to lead the line.

"There were talks with other clubs over the summer, but when I knew Wolves were in for me and they offered me the three-year contract I straight away knew I wanted to come here.

"The manager attracted me, he has achieved great things at many levels, and Wolves is obviously a big club.

"I want to score goals, but I'm not going to be setting targets, I just want to settle in and do well."

Bothroyd trained with Crystal Palace earlier in pre-season and McCarthy expressed his delight at capturing the former Arsenal trainee.

McCarthy said: "He wants to play in The Premiership and he realises the potential of Wolves in signing for us.

"He was with Palace on their pre-season tour and other clubs were interested in him. So to be this far into pre-season, I feel like I've won a watch!"