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BRADLEY JOHNSON: WE'VE GOT AN OPPORTUNITY

2 May 2015

Midfielder named as Player of the Year before kick-off

BRADLEY Johnson stressed his willingness to sacrifice personal glory in pursuit of team success after Norwich City rounded off their regular Sky Bet Championship season with a 4-2 win over Fulham.

The 2014-15 Anglian Home Improvements Player of the Year struck his 14th and 15th goals of the campaign to help guide his side to victory, while also inadvertently putting through his own net in the closing stages.

With the Canaries now set to embark on their play-off quest, Johnson told Norwich City TV after the game: "I'm happy personally to get the goals, but if we don't go up they'll count for nothing.

"I want to say thank you to the fans who voted for me. It's a massive achievement for myself because some great players have won the trophy, and we've got a great squad here.

"As I said at the start of the season though, the main aim is to get the Club promoted. I'm not going to stop until that happens.

"The target today was to get the result in order to go into the play-offs with that winning feeling. We've got two more games in the play-offs now and we'll go into them with momentum.

"If we get promotion to the Premier League then I've done my job for the team."



The various outcomes on the final day set up a historic play-off semi-final meeting with Ipswich Town, with the first leg taking place at Portman Road next Saturday.

Johnson remained eager to play down the hype which comes with such a fixture however, commenting: "It's one for the fans, but we're just looking at it as two games which we want to win.

"Whoever we got we would have prepared the exact same way. We've got Ipswich, and now beating them twice this season counts for nothing.

"You've got to put your emotions to one side and play the better football. We've got an opportunity to get to the Premier League, and we’ve got to take it with both hands.

"Everyone in the changing room is ready for it and we can’t wait for Saturday."

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