A home fixture with Cardiff City is light years away from what Stern John can expect in the summer, but he insists he will be fully focused on Coventry City's final Championship fixture.

A victory against the south Wales side could put the Sky Blues as high as eighth place in the table, which would represent an excellent season for both John and his club.

The Trinidad and Tobago international can then turn his thoughts to a summer of glamour at the World Cup finals in Germany, where his every move will be watched by millions.

But his place is only assured after a remarkable turnaround in his form in 2006.

John was farmed out on loan to Derby County after an indifferent start to the campaign and returned to Coventry City with his tail between his legs.

Yet his ten goals and his partnership with Dele Adebola have been major factors behind Coventry's renaissance and the Trinidad striker is indebted to Sky Blues manager Micky Adams for tailoring the team's style of play to suit him.

"Qualifying for the World Cup is a great achievement for me and the country but you have stay focused, as Coventry is my bread and butter," said John.

"You have to keep your feet on the ground, though, as you never know what is round the corner.

"Since I came back, I have been working really hard, getting stuck in and doing the business which is all I ever wanted to do since I have been at Coventry.

"I was starting to express myself and enjoy my football again, as the team started to play to my strengths.

"I am not a big channel runner, as I like to get the ball to feet and link up play.

"I think the manager believed in me a bit more and gave me a free role to drop in and link up with Dele. If I get the ball to me and play to my strengths, then I am a natural goalscorer.

"I am really enjoying my football and I don't want the season to finish, as it is going so well. Hopefully, I can take it into the World Cup and score a bagful of goals."

If John excels during the summer, then it is conceivable that a host of clubs could put him on their shopping list. The 29-year-old still possesses a burning desire for a return to the elite, but is still fully committed to doing a job for Coventry.

"Every player wants to play at the highest level," said John. "It has been a bit up and down since I came to Coventry, but generally I have been OK.

"I have made Coventry my home and want to continue playing for them.

"I'm not going to turn my back on them. It would have to be something you can't resist to move on.

"If something like that came up, then I hope Coventry wouldn't stand in my way, because I would like the opportunity to play in the top division again."