Striker Johnson sits tight on potential move to Carlisle United

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IN-DEMAND striker Oli Johnson is hoping that a spell of training at League One high fliers Carlisle United may yield a contract before the weekend.

The 24 year-old from Wakefield has been training at Brunton Park since his release from Norwich City earlier in the month and, should he continue to impress Cumbrians’ boss Greg Abbott, Johnson could sign for the club in the next couple of days.

Abbott told Carlisle United’s official website that the chance to have a look at Johnson was “a bit of a no brainer opportunity” but admitted that his squad has “a lot of strength” in the forward department.

After training today, Thursday, former Nostell MW player Johnson said: “I am sitting tight at the moment so we will see what happens.

“I am going to keep on working hard in training and see if anything comes of it.”

He added: “I am enjoying it and training is much better than sitting around waiting for offers to come in.”

Johnson revealed to the Wakefield Express earlier this week that several clubs other than Carlisle had expressed an interest in signing him, including Championship side Barnsley.

Today, Johnson added: “There are a few clubs speaking to my agent. It’s good to know that there is interest in me but I am not going to rush into making a decision.”

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