Johnson ‘focused on future’ after departing Norwich City

Oli Johnson
Oli Johnson

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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