Bothroyd bigged up by Warnock

QPR snapped Bothroyd up on a free transfer last month following his

decision to run down his contract at Cardiff. Warnock is convinced

Bothroyd will prove to be a shrewd acquisition and believes he can

add to the solitary England cap he picked up last season. He said:

“I look at strikers in the Premier League and people mention Andy

Carroll to me and however many millions he cost. “Andy Carroll is

good in the air, but you cannot tell me he has more about him than

Jay Bothroyd when he is on song. “I think Jay has got everything to

fight for his England place and it is really up to him.” QPR’s only

other signings this summer have been Danny Gabbidon and Kieron

Dyer, also on free transfers, and Warnock does not expect to be

handed a big transfer kitty any time soon. He added: “If we don’t

spend any money, which it does not look like we are going to,

staying up would be a massive achievement.”