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Stern John is itching to re-capture his goal scoring form with the Sky Blues.


And the former Nottingham Forest and Birmingham City striker is confident he can profit by the amount of chances his Coventry team-mates are creating and can't wait to get started again after six games out with an ankle injury.

"I have been very sharp in training and I am looking forward to getting back and hopefully scoring the goals to take us up the table," said the 28-year-old who is yet to find his shooting boots at Highfield Road. He has scored two goals since his September signing from St Andrews - a fact that has produced a number of critics among the fans.

But after making a name for himself at Forest and Blues, where he got 18 goals in 49 starts and 16 in 42 respectively, the Trinidad and Tobago international is confident he can prove as big a hit at City.

"The fans may think I have got something to prove but I don't feel I have at all," he said now fully recovered from a bruised ankle.

"I need to be a team player rather than try to do things on my own and end up embarrassing myself. The reason I came to Coventry is that I believe the club can get back to the Premier League.

"There is a new stadium being built and there is so much positive stuff going on at the club so I am sure the fans will be happy again.

"I am fit and feeling good, so hopeful-ly I can bring something to the table as well. I have been watching the lads in recent games and they certainly have not had their just rewards for the amount of work they have put in.

"It makes you wonder if we did something wrong in a former life. It has been frustrating, especially watching the amount of chances being created, but if we keep doing that then hopefully I can benefit from it by scoring some goals.

"The only team who have really given us a good game are Wigan. But maybe we have been guilty of taking too many teams for granted."

Having impressed in training this week, John is in line for a return to the starting line-up against Watford tomorrow where he is likely to be partnered by Dele Adebola.

"All strikers want to play in a settled side and have time to strike up an understanding with a partner," he said.

"We have got some good strikers at the club and I don't mind who I play alongside. When I came to the club Dele was on loan at Bradford which was a big surprise to me.

"But he is back in the side now and has shown great character to silence his critics. We all know he is a good player but sometimes things just don't go your way in football.

"He is a player whom I would enjoy playing with and I am sure we would work well together if we are selected as the front pair.

"Dele is a big presence and I think I can play off him or going in behind, but we will have to see who the gaffer goes with."