Improved air power is next on Johnson’s wanted list

City striker Oli Johnson has vowed to work on his heading to try to help Yeovil in their League One relegation battle. Johnson has scored three times in 11 appearances for the Glovers and is on loan until April 16.

But the 23-year-old, who scored a superb headed winner for the Canaries against Southend last season, believes his aerial work needs improving after missing a good chance in the 1-0 defeat by leaders Brighton.

He said: “You want to work on these things in training after the game and I know that my heading is definitely something I can work on.

“It is one of the weakest sides of my game. Sometimes against the bigger sides in the league you only get one chance and I had my one chance that I did not manage to take.

“I cannot dwell on that, I have just got to look to the next game and put it right. If I get a chance I have just got to take it.”


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Johnson told the Western Gazette: “I have been getting maybe one or two chances again. Obviously playing in that withdrawn role I do not really get as many chances as I would like, but if you get two chances you have got to take at least one.

“I did that against Tranmere Rovers but I did not against Brighton and Hove Albion. That is something you have got to work on, we work on training every day in training and is something I can definitely improve on.”

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Johnson said he was learning all the time playing as a supporting striker and was focused on playing for the Glovers without the distraction of a 500-mile round-trip to Norfolk on the horizon.

He said: “I am still learning, first and foremost. I had not played many games during the first half season and before I joined Yeovil I had not started a game.

“I am pretty settled now and I rarely go back to Norwich unless I have to. It is not good to be travelling those distances and after a game you do not want to be travelling four or five hours as it is not good for the legs.

“I am based in Yeovil for the rest of my loan so after games I can do what I need to do.”

Yeovil, who lost 3-0 at Southampton on Tuesday, are at home to Walsall tomorrow.

It was a better night for two more of City’s loan brigade with Cody McDonald scoring his 18th goal of the season in Gillingham’s 2-2 draw at Southend and Tom Adeyemi getting a 90th-minute winner for Bradford City, who beat Rotherham 2-1 at home – though there was a dispute over whether the ball crossed the line.

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