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25 September 2014

City midfielder happy with form ahead of Blackpool match

BRADLEY Johnson says his good form is down to being part of a strong team.

The midfielder has played every minute for the Canaries in the league this season and believes that he’s made one of the best starts to a campaign in his career.

“With the goals and performances of late, I agree,” he told the press at Carrow Road on Thursday.

“It’s not just me, a few of the lads and the team as a whole – we’re working well together. The main aim this year is to get promoted and I think we’ve set a statement out that we want to do that.

“I feel I’ve got more freedom this year playing in midfield. With the likes of Alex Tettey beside me – I know he can do the job in defence that I can do as well.

“It gives you that license to get forward because I know he’s going to be behind me and vice-versa. He’s scored a few goals himself and we’ve got a good partnership going.”

Johnson is hoping the Canaries can extend their unbeaten run of seven Sky Bet Championship games when they visit Blackpool on Saturday.

“If we go there and think that it’s going to be an easy game, then we’ll just beat ourselves. We know that any game we go into this year is not going to be an easy game,” he added.

“We know about their threats. They’ve got players who can cause us threats, but if we go and concentrate on our game and what we’ve got to do, I’m sure we’ll get a good result there.

“Hopefully we’ll go there with confidence, get the job done and get three points.”

Tuesday’s League Cup game at Shrewsbury saw the return from injury of Johnson’s fellow midfielder Jonny Howson, but the 27-year-old is all for more competition for places.

“For every position now I think there are three or four players fighting for that position. It’s good to have that because you know if one player’s form drops then there’s another one who can come in straight away and do a job,” he commented.

“We’ve got a great squad this year and it can only benefit us.”

Charlton Athletic, Tue 30 September – 19:45

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