Jay Bothroyd and Freddy Eastwood desperate to prove a point
FREDDY EASTWOOD says both him and ex-Wolves bench buddy Jay Bothroyd are desperate to prove a point this season.
The striking duo will face each other for the first time since they both escaped their Molineux misery when the Sky Blues head to Cardiff in the Championship on Tuesday night.
Eastwood was first to leave through the Wolves exit door when he headed for Coventry in July and Bothroyd jumped the old gold and black ship less then a month later to head for the Welsh capital.
The attackers have enjoyed plenty of match action with their respective clubs during the current campaign but they were used to cosying up alongside each other on the substitutes bench last season.
Bothroyd, who started his career at Coventry, made just 13 starts for Mick McCarthy's side last term while Eastwood endured further frustration with just 10 appearances from the off.
Eastwood admits Bothroyd is in the same boat as him this season because having both found pastures new, they're eager to make their mark in the Championship this season.
"Me and Jay didn't play a lot at Wolves, he's moved on to Cardiff now and I'm looking forward to playing against him," Eastwood, 24, told the Sunday Mercury.
"I only really know him from my time at Wolves and we got on well.
"Jay is a very skillful player and because we both had a similar situation at Wolves last year, we're both desperate to do well this season.
"I'm sure he is finding it difficult to get going just like me because we were lacking match sharpness because we weren't involved in many games last season.
"I'm sure once he finds the net he will go on a bit of roll. That lack of match sharpness has certainly had an effect on my start to the season.
"I had a good pre-season but that still wasn't enough, I needed games and it takes you about three or four games to get going.
"Last season was difficult for both of us, we spent a lot of time on the bench together and had to make do with substitute appearances. Jay will be the same as me - he's got a point to prove."