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Late goal hero Stern John took a huge step forward in his battle to win over the Coventry City fans by earning the club a vital point in their battle against relegation.


And the Trinidad and Tobago international has promised there are plenty more goals to come in the last three games and into next season if the manager and supporters stick with him.

"All I want to do is finish the season with a bang and look forward to starting the new season in the new stadium," he said after his superb last-minute solo effort against Wolves pulled City back to 2-2 and took the club to 48 points.

The striker, who was booed by his own fans in the 2-0 home defeat by Burnley in February, scored the winner at Reading a week later to answer his critics. A short spell out of the side, due to the timing of internationals, then saw him in the background before bouncing back into the limelight on Saturday.

"When I came back from international duty the team won two games on the bounce and I had to wait for my chance again," he said.

"I thought I did well when I went on and I have said all along that I just want to get my head down and let my football do the talking.

"I am a proven goalscorer and I always think I can score a goal when I am on the pitch. There are certain play-ers in the team - like Gary McSheffrey as well - who can win games for the team. It is all about having confidence when you have got the ball.

"The lads are responding so well at the moment. Plymouth is a big game but I think we can go there and get a result. It doesn't matter if it is an ugly game, just so long as we get something."

And John, who took his tally of goals to nine in an exciting penultimate match at Highfield Road, hopes

he has done enough to warrant a place in the starting line-up ahead of Shaun Goater who is yet to score.

"Micky Adams is in charge and hopefully I have given him a headache for Saturday," said the 28-year-old.

"The other strikers have been playing well but I would love to start and I think I can make a difference in the last three games."

And the manager admits his performance has certainly done his cause no harm whatsoever, saying: "Stern showed the sort of attitude that I expect from anyone who has been out of the team for a while.

"He had to go onto the pitch and show me and everyone else that he is worthy of a place, and to give him great credit, he did that on Saturday.

"It has possibly hurt his pride that I have not been picking him but no one is guaranteed a place with me unless I feel they are worthy of it."