Oli Johnson joins Yeovil on loan

Norwich City striker Oli Johnson has joined Yeovil Town in a 93-day emergency loan deal.

The 23-year-old was on trial with Scunthorpe United earlier in the season, but the Iron couldn't agree terms with the Canaries. The Glovers agreed their own financial and personal terms with Norwich City and Johnson, and the paperwork for the deal was completed today, with Johnson heading down to South Somerset for training the same day.

Speaking to BBC Somerset prior to kick-off on Saturday, Yeovil Town boss Terry Skiverton confirmed the deal was in the bag, he said: 'It's all been agreed, with the personal terms of bringing him in on loan. But we've got to wait until Monday to make sure that everything is rubber-stamped. But I envisage seeing Oli (Johnson) training with us on Monday. He'll give us another dimension and something a little bit different. I know that he can come in, and we can definitely go back to that formation that worked for us so well last year.'

Johnson told BBC Somerset: 'I really enjoyed my spell here last season, it's a good club with good people so it's nice to be back.

'Another factor in coming here is that the manager wants me here and I can slot straight back into the set-up without a settling-in period.

'I've always played as an out-and-out striker or a winger, so to play in the hole behind the striker I learnt a lot. It was a different side to my game and added a bit of discipline.

'It's been the most frustrating time of my career so far. I felt like I've been unfairly treated. Norwich want to maximise what they can get for me but I think it backfired for them and it's had an effect on me because I've not been able to play many games, so I haven't trained properly since last season.

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'But I can make up for lost time now and I'm hoping it will only be a matter of days so I can get my sharpness back.'