Jay hopes for Addicks stay
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Jay Bothroyd admits he is hoping to win an extended stay at Charlton.
Jay Bothroyd is hoping to build on his FA Cup winner at the weekend to earn a permanent stay at Charlton.
The well travelled striker came off the bench to save Charlton's blushes in the final minute against Leyton Orient and he is now aiming to claim an extended run in Alan Curbishley's first team.
Bothroyd arrived at The Valley in the summer from Perugia but only on a one-year deal, is well aware that he needs to impress between now and the campaign's close if he is to earn another.
The 23-year-old had a scare earlier in the season when he suffered a blackout while driving but he remains confident he will be given the all-clear, which would leave him free to try and win a new deal.
"I want to get a decent run in the team and earn myself another contract," declared Bothroyd. "Charlton are still to see the best of me.
"I have moved around in my career and I want to settle down and play regular football.
"I had that blackout thing, and it was a tough couple of weeks. I could not play and it was grinding me down.
"But now I am back playing and training hard and delighted to score.
"The test results are not back yet, but I think it was down to low sugar levels. The last time it happened, about a year ago, that was the same sort of thing.
"I will just have to keep a bottle of Lucozade next to me!"