Date:Tuesday October 24 2006
Johnson only made his second start of the season last Tuesday night in the 2-1 victory against QPR, but he did enough to keep his starting place on Saturday against Birmingham. Johnson once again shone in this match, and is hoping to cement his place in the side.
He told Derby's official site:
'I started off the season but then I was out of the team for a while', the 27 year old said.
'The manager has given a chance so it's up to me to stay in there and make it hard it hard for him to leave me out.
'I thought I did well against Birmingham so I've got to keep that up, keep my work-rate up, and hopefully we'll keep picking the results up and I'll stay in the team.
We've got a decent squad now and the good thing is we have got a lot of people competing for places.
You've just got to look all the way through - people being left out at the moment are quality players so it is only healthy for everyone.'
Johnson also went on to say that team spirit is good at the moment.
'We've got a great spirit here.
'All the lads want to do well for each other and that has shown in a lot of the games, especially away from home when we haev to dig deep.
'We have got a lot of character within the squad and we have got to continue with that at Cardiff on Saturday.
Hopefully, Seth will put in another good performance for The Rams on Saturday, and help Derby continue their rise towards the play off places.
Derby currently lie 11th in the table.
Martin: More Work Ahead (Friday December 20 2013)
Simmo Wants Further Improvements (Thursday December 19 2013)
Six From Six (Monday December 16 2013)
Stats: Charlton Athletic v Derby County (Monday December 16 2013)
Play at the iPro Stadium - The Perfect Xmas Gift! (Monday December 16 2013)
Chelsea Game On TV (Wednesday December 11 2013)
Chelsea In The Cup (Sunday December 8 2013)
Martin Hat-trick In Rout (Saturday December 7 2013)
Stats: Derby County v Blackpool (Saturday December 7 2013)
Late Sammon Strike Wins It For Rams (Wednesday December 4 2013)
|Derby County||3||-||0||Sheff Wed|
|3. Leicester City||20||12||3||5||10||39|
|4. Derby County||20||11||4||5||16||37|
|6. Leeds Utd||20||10||3||7||9||33|
|Birmingham Host Nottingham Forest
» Birmingham : 20/12/2013 23:25:00
|Bolton verses Charlton
» Bolton : 20/12/2013 19:57:00
|QPR v Leicester City - Match Preview
» Q.P.R. : 20/12/2013 19:37:00
|One to Watch - Kasper Schmeichel
» Q.P.R. : 20/12/2013 19:36:00
|Quality key to new arrivals
» Middlesbrough : 20/12/2013 19:16:00
|Collective responsibility says coach
» Middlesbrough : 20/12/2013 19:11:00
|Opposing View: Ipswich Town
» Watford : 20/12/2013 19:07:00