Impressive Alex ready to seize his chance

Alex Johnson in action against Worcester (photo by Darren Murphy)
Alex Johnson in action against Worcester (photo by Darren Murphy)
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New Town striker Alex Johnson says he is ready to take his first team chance after namesake Dale was ruled out through injury.

The Shaymen’s top scorer went down clutching his ankle during the first half of Town’s 1-0 win at Worcester.

He was replaced by Alex, 20, who signed from Clitheroe last month, and who led the line well with Lee Gregory and even won the free-kick which resulted in Gareth Seddon’s winner.

Alex said while the win was the main thing, he was happy with his performance.

“We grinded out the result and that was the main thing because we came here for three points,” he said.

“I thought I did well. I could have got a couple more shots in on goal, because as a striker you want to do that. But the main thing is we got three points so I’m happy.

Johnson handled the physical element of the game well, despite his slight frame - something he says he became used to during his EvoStik Northern Premier days.

“To be fair when I was at Clitheroe that was a tough little league. I’m used to the physical element of the game so I say bring it on.

“I like to get the ball into feet, back in and win free-kicks, and then if I’m one on one I’ll get at him and get a shot away.”

“Obviously I’ve got at the defender on Saturday and he’s just blocked me off. It was a class header by Sedds and he deserved the goal. He worked his socks off all game.

On how he has settled in with his new team mates, Johnson added: “I think I’m the youngest but all the lads have made me feel welcome.”