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"When some fans say why are you injured, do they think I'm happy to be injured or not? I want to give 100%" Coventry City's Reda Johnson

14 April 2015

The Sky Blues defender is also disappointed with his scoring record despite netting six times in 19 appearances...

Coventry City defender Reda Johnson has admitted he's disappointed that he has not scored more goals for Coventry City despite netting six goals in 19 appearances.

Johnson added the sixth goal of that tally with a dramatic late header to secure a point in the 1-1 draw with Oldham Athletic.

The Benin international praised the fans for helping City get the late equaliser that he feels the side deserved.

"It was a great finish to the game," Johnson said.

"We deserved the equaliser, they shot once and had one goal. I don't know how they scored, the player was on his own around six players so it is a stupid goal. After they didn't have a chance in the game so we were unlucky not to score before it got to the latter stages.

"We are at home, it has to become a fortress. Today and last Saturday we showed we are so much better than two months ago, the new manager has helped us on the training ground and we're all working hard. 

"I was very aware of the atmosphere and I'm very pleased with the fans. I was thinking will they boo as we were 1-0 down? But they were here trying to help us and they helped us a lot and we were better with their support.

"The manager asked me to play up front for the last five minutes. I'm really happy with the goal, but my record is alright. I scored more for Sheffield Wednesday so I need to improve that."

That record has been affected by injuries and Johnson revealed that it has been a frustrating time on the sidelines.

Now he's back fit, Johnson wants to give his all to the club in the run-in and believes that City will stay up as they don't have to rely on other teams in the run-in.

He continued: "I will let you speak to the physio about it! But I'm very happy to be back. I've missed a lot of games, I give my all on the pitch. Against Rochdale back in January, after 45 minutes I got injured and we were 2-1 up then we drew 2-2 so it was a really frustrating day all round.

"When some fans say why are you injured, do they think I'm happy to be injured or not? I'm really happy to be back and I want to give my all to the fans who have supported me. I am a player that gives 100% and that will never change."

"I've just come out of the dressing room so I haven't seen the table but all we have to do is get results for ourselves and if we get results we will be OK."

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