Bradley Johnson’s goal glut at Norwich City is music to Neil Adams’ ears

Bradley Johnson smashes home his seventh goal of the season in Norwich City's 2-1 Championship defea

Bradley Johnson smashes home his seventh goal of the season in Norwich City's 2-1 Championship defeat at Reading. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Bradley Johnson's goal glut in a new wide role for Norwich City is music to Neil Adams' ears.

The Canaries' chief opted to bring the midfielder back in from the cold prior to the festive spell and Johnson has rewarded his faith with five goals in the last four Championship matches to match his career best tally of seven for the season.

Johnson appears to be flourishing on the left of City's midfield after spending the majority of his time at Carrow Road in the engine room.

'There was a little bit of criticism when we switched him to the left of midfield but the pleasing thing with most of these players is they don't query decisions, they don't sulk,' said Adams. 'Bradley is one who would play in goal and give everything he has got if you asked him to do that. He has the energy to get box-to-box, he has the energy to get up in support when we go down the right. He's in a rich vein of goalscoring form and you can see how confident he is with the goals he has scored. If he wasn't he would look to take a touch and steady himself. By doing that you might take away a bit of the time you have to get the shot away and he can't half strike a ball with his left. We see it in training every day.'

Johnson's screamer failed to avoid a 2-1 Championship defeat at Reading last weekend but Adams knows his side need to display the same clinical edge to gatecrash the promotion mix after failing to cash in too often this season.

'You only have to refer back to the Carrow Road home games against Reading, Rotherham or Leeds,' he said. 'We felt we could do better in all of those because we created plenty of chances and didn't take them.'