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Johnson: 'With the players manager we have here Southend United should be up there next season'
Published : 15 Jul 2011 22:44:47
Shrimpers winger Jemal Johnson is a confident lad, and with what he's seen so far in his early days at Roots Hall is enough to convince him we should be pushing for promotion next time around. Jemal Johnson: 'The spirit we have will help us do well this season' Shrimpers new signing Jemal Johnson is pleased with how his new club's pre-season preparations are going and hopes their good form can continue. The Blues have scored eight goals without reply in their opening two friendlies against minnows Dartford and Great Wakering Rovers, and Johnson is keen to keep impressing during this weekend's tournament in Scotland as the club prepare for a promotion push. Johnson told www.southendunited.co.uk: "I don't want to put pressure on myself or the team but with the players and manager we have here we should be up there next season. We've made a good start to pre-season and I've been pleased with how I've played too but we want to kick on now and do well in this tournament. There are a great bunch of lads here and the spirit we have will help us do well this season." The Johnson Files Personal information Full name Jemal Jermaine Johnson Date of birth 3 May 1985 (1985-05-03) (age 26) Place of birth Paterson, New Jersey, United States Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Playing position Winger; Striker Youth career Manchester United 2001–2004 Blackburn Rovers Senior career* Years Team Apps† (Gls)† 2004–2006 Blackburn Rovers 6 (0) 2005 → Preston North End (loan) 3 (1) 2006 → Darlington (loan) 9 (3) 2006–2007 Wolverhampton Wanderers 20 (3) 2007 → Leeds United (loan) 5 (0) 2007–2011 Milton Keynes Dons 96 (12) 2010 → Stockport County (loan) 16 (2) 2010 → Port Vale (loan) 6 (0) 2011 Lokomotiv Sofia 11 (1) * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:56, 29 May 2011 (UTC).† Appearances (Goals). (Player info supplied by Wikipedia, for the full article go here:: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jemal_Johnson)