Johnson keeping goals target quiet

Dale Johnson is Town's early season top scorer
Dale Johnson is Town's early season top scorer

Town’s top scorer Dale Johnson says he has set himself a goals tally for the season - but that he won’t be telling anyone what it is.

Johnson has started life in Shaymen blue in fine form, bagging four goals in four starts so far this season.

FC Halifax Town v Oxford United at The Shay Stadium, Halifax.

FC Halifax Town v Oxford United at The Shay Stadium, Halifax.

And after getting two against Oxford on Saturday, Johnson revealed he has set himself a personal target.

“I’ve set myself a target which I will keep to myself, but there’s no doubt if we keep playing like we are and create chances then I will break it,” he said.

Johnson has found himself playing in a new position just behind the front two so far this season, and feels it’s a role he is adapting to with every game.

“I thought the game against Oxford went well,” he said,

“Playing behind the front two is a new position for me and we’re still getting to know each other. I think it will get better as we go. Sometimes we over do it but when we do play well we will score goals.”

Johnson has no qualms about continuing in that position, despite the extra running that’s required to play there.

“I’ll enjoy playing there if I keep scoring. I enjoyed it more against Oxford than in the Workington game because I didn’t get as much space in that game. Against Oxford it seemed to open up for me, I don’t know if that’s because it’s the second time I’ve played it and I’m getting to used to it.

“The position is a lot more defensive - I track back a lot which is new to me.

“I’m renowned for being quite lazy but I tracked back against Oxford. But I don’t care where I play as long as I’m scoring goals.”

On his assessment of the season so far, Johnson added: “Apart from the Colwyn Bay game I think we’ve done OK.

“There’s so much more to give from me personally and the other lads, it’s just going to take a little bit of time, but hopefully when we do get going we’ll fly.”