Scoring more goals is key part of Norwich City midfielder Bradley Johnson’s ambitions

Bradley Johnson of Norwich and Chris Martin of Derby County in action during the Sky Bet Championshi

Bradley Johnson of Norwich and Chris Martin of Derby County in action during the Sky Bet Championship match at the Ipro Stadium, Derby. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Bradley Johnson is targeting a record-breaking goal rush this season to boost Norwich City's Championship promotion bid.

The 27-year-old notched his fourth of the campaign in the Canaries' 5-0 romp over Huddersfield last time out at Carrow Road and is set for a key role over the festive period with games against Millwall and Reading after being restored to the line-up in recent weeks.

Johnson's best goal tally came at Leeds, but the former Arsenal trainee knows City's midfield must continue to weigh in.

'I think I scored seven in one season at Leeds so I hope I can beat that,' he said. 'It is always great to score, but my main aim is not to go out every game and score, but for us to win. Maybe nine or 10 goals are possible and of course I would be over the moon with that. It's important in every side you have goals from midfield. In my first year here, Grant Holt scored all the goals and really the midfield should have been chipping in, but so far we have done that. Hows (Jonny Howson) has scored, Tetts (Alex Tettey) has scored a few, myself, and hopefully we can keep doing that because it takes some of the weight off the strikers' shoulders.'

Johnson has operated on the left of midfield in City's revival and is no stranger to that role.


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'I've played quite a few games out on the left-wing. A few for Northampton and at Leeds nearly two seasons down the left,' he added. 'It is not different to me in that sense although it is a different role in the team. I have to track back a lot more and make the box a lot more but I am comfortable and it's all about playing for me.'

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