Aidy - No home King boos
Aidy Boothroyd does not expect a hostile reception from Coventry's fans after signing Marlon King.
Last Updated: 23/09/10 5:19pm
Coventry boss Aidy Boothroyd does not expect a hostile reception from the club's fans after signing Marlon King.
The striker joined the Sky Blues as a free agent this week following his release from prison in July after serving half of an 18-month sentence.
The 30-year-old is expected to make his Coventry debut in Saturday's home clash against Preston and Boothroyd does not anticipate a negative reaction from the home fans at the Rioch Arena.
As regards the opposition fans, he believes any jeers will only arise from their fear of King's goalscoring ability.
Boothroyd said: "I don't expect any of the home fans to be doing anything like that (giving him a hostile reception), they come to support us and they stand behind us and the decision of the manager.
"I'm sure they'll be fine, particularly when we go on winning runs.
"As far as away fans are concerned, I've always felt that if people shout, boo and have a go at me it's because I'm a threat to them and I quite enjoy that, particularly at places like Millwall.
"He'll get exactly the same, the best players always get stick, the best managers always get stick. You've got to take it as a really big compliment and just get on with it."