Bothroyd won't sin again
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Jay Bothroyd insists he has learnt his lesson after his sending-off at Norwich.Jay Bothroyd insists he has learnt his lesson after his petulant show of temper against Norwich which cost him a three-match ban.
The former Arsenal hit-man received widespread criticism after a reckless kick at Mattias Jonsson which got him an undisputable red card at Carrow Road.
Bothroyd admits one of his biggest critics was his mother, and revealed he is so ashamed of the incident that he has not watched it on televison.
Boss Mark Hughes consoled the striker by confessing to similar indiscretions during his playing career but instructed the 22-year-old to control his aggression in future.
Bothroyd is now available following his suspension and is adamant he will not be making the same mistake again.
"I had been doing really well, scored a goal and had a few shots against Norwich and it was a silly thing to do," he stated.
"In fact it was ridiculous and I was embarrassed, my mum even phoned up and let me know what she thought about me.
"The gaffer [Mark Hughes] said to me he had done a similar thing a couple of times in his career and that you just have to learn from your mistakes and I have done that, it will not happen again.
I don't have a reputation for doing that sort of thing, but all players lose their head from time to time."