Stern John might have been disappointed at being denied the chance of a hat-trick in Saturday's goal blitz against Derby County, but the Caribbean striker is smiling again - and he is insistent that he is capable of scoring goals for Coventry City against teams other than Derby.

Having also scored a brace against the Rams in last season's final home game, he did it again as Derby conceded another six goals at the Ricoh Arena last weekend.

It might have been a treble had not regular penalty-taker Gary McSheffrey refused to give up spot-kick duties late on in the game.

"Stern wasn't very happy about it and it's fair to say they didn't go for a pint together after the game," Coventry manager Micky Adams said. But Adams is hoping that little rift will not last long and John says he is looking only to the immediate future.

"Every time we play against Derby, especially the home games, it's always a thriller," said John, who failed to scoare in the two months he spent on loan with Phil Brown's Rams earlier this season.

"But it's good to know we can score six goals against any opposition because Derby are not a bad team and that shows the quality we have in our team.

"It felt really good to be back on the scoresheet. As long as I get the service, I am a striker who can score goals but, while I was pleased for myself, I was also pleased for the rest of the lads."