Keep sniping - Bradley Johnson’s message to the Norwich City critics

Norwich City midfielder Bradley Johnson admits the Canaries' squad is well used to being written off. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Norwich City midfielder Bradley Johnson admits the Canaries' squad is well used to being written off. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Wednesday, January 1, 2014
8:30 AM

Bradley Johnson insists Norwich City’s players love nothing better than proving the doubters wrong.

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The Canaries have taken one point from three festive games which has turned up the heat on Chris Hughton and his squad ahead of a New Year’s Day trip to Crystal Palace. Johnson is one of a number of Canaries who have had to scrap their way to the very top and the midfielder is ready for another fight to preserve the club’s cherished status.

“We thrive on being written off and being the underdogs,” he said. “We proved people wrong last season and we will do it again. A lot of lads respond well under the pressure and I would class myself as one of those. We are used to being written off. We just focus on games and picking up points. The manager picks the team but we have to go out and do the business. We know it is about picking up points and we haven’t done that over the Christmas period. Palace is a game we have to take points. If we repeat the Manchester United performance we know we can go there and get a result. This league is so tight. You can see how quickly Palace have turned things around by going on a decent run of results. This is a hard league and as long as I ‘ve been in it it is just all about on the day.”

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