NORWICH City striker Oli Johnson is hoping that he can secure a move away from the Canaries during the transfer window but insists that he has no regrets about his time at Carrow Road.
The 24 year-old from Wakefield has experienced a frustrating spell at Norwich since he joined the Premier League club on a two-and-a-half year deal in January 2010 and with his contract nearing expiry, Johnson is looking to make a move that will secure regular first team football.
The former Nostell MW marksman played only 19 games for City before he embarked on two loan spells at League One side Yeovil Town last year.
However, the second loan at Huish Park ended shortly after Christmas and Johnson is now hoping that the January transfer window will bring a new challenge in the new year. He said: “There are only six months left on my contract. I am interested in a permanent or loan deal, presuming Norwich will let me go.”
City’s promotion from the Championship saw Johnson fall down the pecking order at Carrow Road but Johnson still believes that his time at Norwich has been valuable, saying: “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.”
“I am now focused on the future. Hopefully Norwich will let me go during January and 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.”
Johnson recognises that he may have to take a step down to secure the move he desires. “I have got to be realistic and I will be happy playing at League One or League Two level,” he said.
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