JAN 00] COVENTRY CITY FC NEWS
Froggatt Puts England Thoughts Aside
Froggatt has put thoughts of an England call-up on hold as he concentrates on helping
Coventry City make it into the top half of the Premiership table.
The former Wolves and Villa man was called into Kevin
Keegans squad for the Euro 2000 double-header against Scotland earlier in the season
but didnt make it on to the field for either game.
But Keegan still has a problem down the left side and could
well go for the City man again for next months friendly against Argentina.
Froggatt has been playing in defence in recent weeks but
put on a sparkling performance at Derby on Saturday even though he failed to take a
superb chance to win the game for the Sky Blues.
"Everyone keeps asking me about England but I am
playing for my place in the Coventry team and if the rest follows then great. If not I
will accept it thats football.
"We are in good form at the moment but we want to make
sure we get into the top half of the table. We were not pleased with the point at Derby,
all the lads were disappointed.
"We felt we did enough to win the game, especially in
the second half when we had far more possession than Derby.
"The fact we were disappointed says a lot. Two months
ago we may well have been satisfied with a draw at Derby but we now go to places like
Pride Park thinking we can collect all the points.
"I did have a good chance but when the ball came to me
I remember thinking I was offside and I think that affected me. I dont think I was
the only one who thought I was offside because if any of the strikers had reacted they
would have had a simple follow up when the ball bounced back off a post."
The remaining 2,500 tickets for the FA Cup fifth round tie
with Charlton next Saturday go on sale this morning.
Charlton sold their allocation of tickets in a couple of
days and the game at Highfield Road is set to become a sell-out in the next 48 hours.
The club ticket offices at the Highfield Road Stadium and
the West Orchards Shopping Centre opened at 9am. Supporters can buy a maximum of four
Ticket officer Jamie Roberts said:
"We are expecting to sell out later today or on
Tuesday so we would advise anyone wanting to come to the game to come to the ticket
offices as soon as they can.
"There has been a great deal of interest in the tie
from the moment the cup draw was made and it should make for a super atmosphere."