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Saturday 28 January 2012

Johnson confident Wolves can survive

Wolves defender believes club can avoid relegation from Barclays Premier League

Centre-back Roger Johnson joined Wolves for £7m from Birmingham City last summer

Wolves defender Roger Johnson believes there is enough quality at Molineux for the club to avoid relegation this season.

The Midlanders have slipped into the Barclays Premier League relegation zone in recent weeks after a run of eight matches without a victory.

They lost their last match 3-2 at home to Aston Villa after leading 2-1 at one stage, but Johnson says they need to start turning good performances into points.

"We will do our utmost to get out of the bottom three and get enough points for safety"
- Roger Johnson

"The boys know about being down there in the League," Johnson told the club's official website.

"I've spoken to the manager and said we've been down there before and we will do our utmost to get out of the bottom three and get enough points for safety.

"After the Villa game everyone came in disappointed because we thought we'd done really well. We thought we'd done enough to get a draw out of the game or even a win.

"It seems to be the story of the season where we've put in some good performances and got nothing out of games. Something has to change maybe with us getting a bit of a rub of the green.

"Hopefully it will turn around for us and we will kick on and get the points we need. We are where we are because we haven't got enough points and it's up to us to put that right."

Johnson joined Wolves from Birmingham City last summer for £7m after the Blues were relegated from the Barclays Premier League and he has made 22 League appearances this season.

Wolves face Liverpool at Molineux on Tuesday 31st January, and with the club enjoying a free weekend after being knocked out of the FA Cup, Johnson is looking forward to getting back on to the pitch.

"We are more than confident we can get something out of the Liverpool game," he added. "We know we can perform against anybody in the League and we have shown it.

"We have got to stay in the game for as long as we can and hopefully get something on the attack.

"The fans have been superb and we need them all behind us, we need everyone to pull together.

"They were great against Villa and have been for a good, few months."

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Key Points

  • Roger Johnson backs Wolves to avoid relegation
  • Club have not won any of last eight League matches
  • Johnson is looking forward to Liverpool fixture