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JOHNSON: WE'VE PUT THE PAST BEHIND US

26 December 2014

Midfielder gives his thoughts on Lions victory

BRADLEY Johnson believes Norwich City are back to their best at Carrow Road after beating struggling Millwall 6-1 to continue their Sky Bet Championship resurgence. 

The midfielder notched a brace for the second home match in succession as the Canaries romped to victory over the Lions, having dispatched Huddersfield Town in similar fashion a fortnight ago.

Those goals were added to by strikes from Steven Whittaker, Cameron Jerome and a Gary Hooper double, and after the game Johnson told Norwich City TV: “We’re doing well, are confident and have put the past behind us where we had the little dip of games.

“We want to get clean sheets, so we were disappointed with that today, but we wanted to get our home form sorted out. The last two home games have been great for us, and I’m sure it has been for the fans as well.

“We’ve just cut out our mistakes because we were making a lot of individual and team mistakes.”

City’s revitalised attacking prowess has produced a glut of goals in recent weeks, with a total of 19 across their last six matches.

That total includes an impressive 11 in their last two home matches alone, and Johnson added: “We’ve got the hang of this league now and know teams are going to come here and not try and come at us.

“It’s down to us to break them down, and I think the Huddersfield game was a poor first half but in the second half we came out all guns blazing. In the second half [today] we really had a go at them and got the goals.

“We could have had a lot more; that’s what we’ve talked about. Cam [Cameron Jerome] had a few chances in the first half, but we’re creating chances and it’s not a bad thing."

The Canaries will have little time to relax ahead of travelling to face Reading on Sunday, where they come up against a side who defeated them at Carrow Road at the end of November.

Such a result provides a source of extra motivation for Johnson, with the 27-year-old commenting: “I wasn’t playing in that game because I was suspended so I’m looking forward to going down there.

“We’re confident. We’re on a good run at the moment, and it’s just another game where we’ve got to put in the same performance and hopefully we’ll get the three points.

“We’ve got to keep that confidence and the results going. We’ve set a standard now and we can’t drop that if we want to get out of this league.”

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