Bothroyd will be looking to score for the third match running when he leads the newly-promoted R's attack at Stoke today.
He told The Sun: "Tony Pulis was one of the managers I spoke with in the summer. He is a really nice guy and has assembled a very good squad.
"They lost 5-0 to Bolton in their last game which was highly unexpected and probably the last thing we wanted.
"We know it's going to be a tough game but we have to go there and work hard and play as a team.
"The only way for us is up. We just want to keep improving."