Strachan tight-lipped over Johnson

27 January 2010 08:50
Johnson turned in a sparkling display which saw him net twice, one a 25-yard thunderbolt, and create one for team-mate Jonathan Franks. Also on target for Boro was second half substitute Leroy Lita.[LNB]Teenage midfielder Jordon Mutch marked his arrival at Doncaster on loan from Birmingham with the game's second spectacular effort, beating goalkeeper Danny Coyne late on from 30 yards.[LNB]Of his winger, 22, who has attracted the interest of several Premier League clubs, Strachan said: "I admire him as a bloke and a man yes, as well as a footballer.[LNB]"His contract has still got six months to go. It's still the same situation, I'm here to talk about the game.[LNB]"It was a terrific goal, it was a fantastic strike, that is what he can do.[LNB]"He made the second goal and scored both his goals. We had some good performances out there.[LNB]"It's just scoring goals and if we get that organised we'll be fine."[LNB]When asked about the rumours north of the border linking Celtic's Stephen McManus with a move to the club, Strachan added: "I think it has been well documented that I'm a big fan of his and he's not getting a game at Celtic.[LNB]"I've asked him if he wants to come here and he's desperate to and it's now a case of trying to do a deal with Celtic."[LNB]The Boro boss also revealed he was glad luck had been on his side for once tonight.[LNB]"I think Doncaster are unfortunate that we have been unlucky in a few games recently and lady luck has been on our side tonight," he said.[LNB]"We had controlled the game at Sheffield Untied and should never have got beat there and we should have beat Swansea on Saturday.[LNB]"Doncaster are unlucky they've got a some of their good players out injured but I know exactly how Sean (O'Driscoll) feels."[LNB]Rovers boss O'Driscoll, whose side were undefeated at home since a 1-0 loss to Barnsley last October until tonight, admitted: "We got well beaten I have no complaints.[LNB]"They were well organised and worked hard off the ball.[LNB]"They have some quality players and if you ally that with hard work you've got half a chance.[LNB]"They were two quality strikes from Adam Johnson who should be playing in the Premier division."[LNB]He added: "I thought we were outplayed by the better team and it's not often I say that at the Keepmoat."[LNB][LNB]

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