Bothroyd 'committed' to Bluebirds

19 January 2010 11:00
Bothroyd insists he is "fully committed" to the Bluebirds ahead of the third-round tie against Gary Johnson's side at the Cardiff City Stadium.[LNB]The 27-year-old former Arsenal trainee has overcome a viral infection to be in contention and maintains his focus has not been distracted by talk of a transfer.[LNB]He told the club's official website: "Obviously you are flattered when you get linked with other clubs, especially the likes of Aston Villa, but I am fully committed to Cardiff and just want to concentrate on doing well for them.[LNB]"It's an honour to be linked with them but I am a professional and need to put that to the back of my mind and play well for Cardiff."[LNB]Bristol City boss Johnson hopes his side can take the positives from their 4-2 victory over Preston into the match in Wales.[LNB]The Robins had struggled for form going into Saturday's game, having won only one of their previous 11 fixtures.[LNB]But, after getting their push for the play-offs back on track, Johnson is hopeful they can transfer their new-found belief into the cup.[LNB]"A result like that definitely helps," said Johnson, who is likely to be without striker Danny Haynes because of a hamstring injury.[LNB]The sides fought out a 1-1 draw in the rearranged first tie last Tuesday, with Gavin Williams' 92nd-minute equaliser earning City a replay.[LNB]The winners face a fourth-round home tie against Championship rivals Leicester.[LNB][LNB] Cardiff v Bristol City To Score in 90mins: Bothroyd, J. 6/4  

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