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Johnson: The clean sheet was the most important thing from today

16 October 2021


Johnson: The clean sheet was the most important thing from today

16 October 2021

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Defender Callum Johnson spoke to the press after scoring his first goal for the club in a 3-0 home win over Crewe Alexandra at Highbury on Saturday afternoon.

Johnson’s first goal for the club was a bullet header from a Dan Batty corner, the first goal of the afternoon, which led the way for Fleetwood as Danny Andrew and Ged Garner added to the scoreline ahead of the final whistle.

Here’s what he had to say:

On the game...

“I think James Hill blocked my man, I saw that he had two people marking him for some reason, so I just decided to go to the near post, and it was a good ball from Dan Batty, great delivery.

“It was something we’d worked on, set pieces, in the time we’ve had building up to the game. We had a few different ones lined up and that was one, just all get in there and I saw it coming and thankfully I got a good connection with it.

“The first goal was massive, we said as long as we make sure we’re solid at the back and we don’t concede and stay in the game, we’ll get chances and thankfully we got the first and were able to push on after that.

“It was nice to get a goal, but I think the clean sheet was coming and it was probably the most important thing from today. It was vital to get a clean sheet and hopefully, that will give us more confidence to push on and hopefully get more clean sheets.”

On facing tough opposition...

“He’s (J’Neil Bennett) a good player, he’s on loan from Spurs, he’s quick, young lad, agile, but there are loads of good players in this league.

“I’ve probably played 100 and odd games in this league now, so I've come up against a lot of good players and I’m sure he’ll go onto be a very good player, but we knew what we were doing, we’ve watched his clips and I have personally.

“(Harrison) Biggins played wing-back and I don’t think he’s played there before, but he played well, and we were able to cancel out their threats and that sort of gave us the edge and we were able to win the game.”

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