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Boss pleased with Johnson response

Ryan Johnson bounced back from Ashton with a strong showing against Darlington, much to his manager’s pleasure…



Kidderminster Harriers' Ryan Johnson (c) PA

BOSS Neil MacFarlane praised Ryan Johnson’s reaction and performance against Darlington last time out.

Johnson, on loan from League 2 side Stevenage, put in a solid shift against the Quakers as the Reds picked up a 5-2 win.

That came on the back of a challenging afternoon for Johnson and the team as a whole, when they found themselves down 2-0 early at home to Ashton United before fighting back for a point.

The gaffer kept faith with Johnson and the 21-year-old responded with a cracking showing against Darlington, helping largely nullify the huge threat of their front three.

“He was fantastic – Styche, Ainge and Johnson are a threat,” recalled MacFarlane.

“But his response to a little shaky period last week was fantastic, and I think it is important to remember that these are young players.

“These young players need to play through those moments and he certainly did that [against Darlington].

“Like the rest of the group, he was fantastic.”


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