Johnson ‘focused on future’ after departing Norwich City

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FORMER Nostell MW striker Oli Johnson has left Norwich City by mutual consent.

In an exclusive interview with the Wakefield Express last week, the 24 year-old from Wakefield expressed his desire to secure a move from the Canaries after two years at the club.

Johnson had two loan spells at Yeovil Town and returned to City before Christmas but was keen to secure first-team football away from Carrow Road before his contract expired in the summer.

In a statement published on the Norwich City website manager Paul Lambert confirmed Johnson’s departure, saying: “Oli was a massive part of our season and promotion from League One and we wish him all the best for the future.”

Johnson told the Wakefield Express last week: “I am interested in a permanent or loan deal.

“City have come a long way in a short time and it is understandable that I am not getting games.

That’s football and it’s the same for a lot of other lads. Going to Norwich was the best thing that could have happened to me.

“I have worked with great coaching staff and I feel that I have improved a lot. I am not bitter that I have not played as much as I would have liked.

“Every footballer experiences frustration and it’s about how you bounce back.”

Johnson added: “I am now focused on the future. My agent is talking to a couple of clubs but the window has only just opened and it’s early days.

“I would prefer a permanent move but I would consider another loan.

“I am confident in my ability and feel that I have got match sharpness. I have got to be realistic and I will be happy playing at League One or League Two level.”

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