Norwich City midfielder Bradley Johnson targets more seaside success
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Brighton rekindles memories of a happy time in Bradley Johnson's football career.
Norwich City's midfielder dynamo scored five goals in a 10-game loan stint for the Seagulls at their former temporary Withdean home in the 2008/09 and Johnson is targeting another pleasurable trip on Good Friday to bolster Norwich's Championship promotion bid.
'I haven't played at the Amex but I have good memories of my time down there,' he said. 'We're confident. It is in our hands if we win every game. It is exciting. If we play to our best I am sure we can pick up many wins. At the beginning of the season when we were on a great run of form perhaps people thought it would be straight-forward but if you had given us this situation before the start with seven games to go we would have taken it.'
Johnson declared himself fit for duty to face his former boss, Chris Hughton, following a foot injury suffered in the closing stages of Norwich's 3-1 league win over Nottingham Forest prior to the international break.
'I was worried because I couldn't really walk on my foot,' he said. 'The break came at the right time. I had been on crutches for the past week. I knew I had done something. I tried to run it off and after the game it looked bad, we thought it might be a broken foot but the x-rays came back as bruising.
'Chris was a good manager for me. I was selected most of the time I was available and I felt I did well. I was sad to see him go but it was a club decision. He is a nice man but a good manager. I think maybe some people took his kindness for a weakness but he was good for the lads.'