Cardiff City striker Jay Bothroyd has cooled talk of a move to Aston Villa.

Bothroyd maintains his focus has not been distracted by talk of a transfer.

He told the club's official website: "Obviously you are flattered when you get linked with other clubs, especially the likes of Aston Villa, but I am fully committed to Cardiff and just want to concentrate on doing well for them.

"It's an honour to be linked with them but I am a professional and need to put that to the back of my mind and play well for Cardiff."