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Coventry fans will accept King - Boothroyd

23 Sep 2010 15:30:27

Coventry fans will accept King - Boothroyd

Aidy Boothroyd does not anticipate any negative reaction from Coventry fans towards new signing Marlon King and believes any jeers from opposition fans will only rise from their fear of his goalscoring ability.King this week completed his drawn-out move to the Ricoh Arena, two months after he was released from prison after serving half of an 18-month prison sentence.He is expected to make his Sky Blues debut in Saturday`s home clash against Preston and Boothroyd insists he is just looking forward to get back to playing football.King`s return to the game has split public opinion, but 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."


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