Johnson sets goal target

26 March 2009 10:08
Fulham striker Andrew Johnson is hoping to increase his goal tally as Fulham press for Europe.[LNB] The 28-year-old striker has scored 10 goals in 30 games for the Cottagers since joining from Everton last summer.[LNB]Having suffered with injuries for the early part of the season, Johnson had to wait until September before making his debut against Bolton.[LNB]Admitting his frustration at those setbacks, the former Toffees front man is now hoping he can contribute towards Fulham's European targets by scoring as many goals as possible.[LNB]Frustrating"Initially, it was a little frustrating," admitted Johnson. "I just wanted to be out there playing alongside my new team-mates and be a part of the squad.[LNB]"It was difficult because I wanted to show the fans what I was all about."[LNB]Johnson scored his first and second goal for Fulham against Wigan back in October, with his first goal also his 100th of his club career.[LNB]"The Wigan game was a great night for me and one that I won't forget in a hurry," he added.[LNB]"To score my 100th league goal as well as my first for the club was an amazing feeling and one that is hard to explain.[LNB]"We went on a great run after that, despite slipping up at Everton, and we really showed what a strong team we are at the Cottage.[LNB]"It's a pity we haven't replicated that form away from home because I think we could have been in or around the top."[LNB]NuisanceHe added: "I do think there is more to my game than just goals. You need your strikers to bring more to the team.[LNB]"Of course, goals are important, but equally so is working hard and making a nuisance of yourself.[LNB]"Over my career I think I've averaged something like a goal in every two and a half games.[LNB]"This season the goals probably haven't some as freely as I would have hoped, but I'm happy with my total so far and with nine games to go I'd like to add another four or five."[LNB]

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