Striker's season just starting

Tue, 21 Feb 13:40:09 2012

New Oxford striker Oli Johnson is looking forward to the season run-in and is targeting a longer deal as a result.

Johnson, who was released by Norwich in January, signed for United until the end of the season. But he says he is enjoying life at the Kassam Stadium and would like to prolong his spell.

"I'm happy here. I have settled in well and I want to impress the manager enough to convince him I am worthy of staying here longer," he told BBC Oxford. "For me, my season is just starting so it's quite exciting, I'm looking forward to the games and hopefully achieving promotion."

Johnson had made only nine appearances, whilst on loan at Yeovil, this season before the switch but has since played four times for the U's, scoring one goal in the process.

"From a personal point of view you can write off the first half of the season. It was a non-entity. For me this is my mini-season and I just want to kick on and do well for the club and score as many goals [as I can]," he added.

"When you have played as little football as I have then you are naturally motivated and enthusiastic about playing. There is no fatigue and I'm looking forward to the rest of the season."


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