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STERN JOHN faces an uncertain Coventry City future, admitting he hopes Micky Adams will not stand in his way if he gets an irresistible offer after the World Cup.


The Trinidad and Tobago striker is certain to attract some interest in the Germany finals given he is the most prolific international in the competition, having notched 64 goals in 90 caps for his country, which is just 13 off Pele's all-time record for Brazil.

And if he does well against England, Sweden and Paraguay in the group stages, the Sky Blues could be the subject to a number of offers for his services.

"I don't know if Coventry would stand in my way if a bigger club came in for me," he said, "I would have to speak to the manager about it and see what happens. He has told me to go to the World Cup and express myself and we will deal with it when I come back.

"I think every player wants to play at the highest level and I am no different. I came to Coventry where it has been a bit up and down and stuff, but I am not just going to turn my back on them.

"It would have to be something that I couldn't resist to move on because over the last couple of seasons I have made Coventry my home and I want to continue playing for them.

"But if something comes up and it is a great opportunity for me I hope Coventry won't stand in my way because as a player you want to play in the top division and against better players each week. I would like to get the opportunity again."

He added: "I am expressing myself and enjoying my football again since I have been back from my loan at Derby, and the team are now playing to my strengths.

"I am not really a big channel runner and I like the ball to my feet and to link up play.

"I think the manager believes in me more now and gives me a bit of a free role to drop in and play and link up with Dele.

"That's all I wanted since I came to Coventry because I am a natural goal scorer and can also hold the ball up as well.

"I don't want the season to end because I am enjoying it so much, and hopefully I can take this form into the World Cup and bag some goals.

"Qualifying for the World Cup with Trinidad is a great achievement for me and my country but I have to stay focused and keep my feet on the ground because at the end of the day Coventry is my bread and butter.

"I have been getting stuck in and doing the business, and that's all I ever wanted to do when I came to Coventry - but we will see what happens."