Johnson draws ‘big positives’ from Stoke’s run of clean sheets

Scott Anderson
Glen Johnson: Enjoying life at the Britannia Stadium

Glen Johnson: Enjoying life at the Britannia Stadium

Stoke City defender Glen Johnson says that their sixth clean sheet in seven games is a “big positive” as they continue their impressive run of form. 

In their last seven games the Potters have picked up 11 points and reached the Capital One Cup semi-final, and Johnson has been a regular feature in the Stoke back four.

Stoke extended their run at the weekend with a 0-0 draw at the Boleyn Ground against West Ham, and are currenly 11th in the Premier League.

Mark Hughes’s side have now only lost two of their last 12 games, and despite being the Premier League’s joint lowest scorers with just 13 goals in 16 league games, Johnson believes there are plenty of positives to take.

Speaking to the club’s official website, the England international said: “We certainly had three clear cut chances and perhaps on any other day we would have taken them and won the game.”

“You always expect pressure playing away in the Premier League but we knew how we needed to defend and we knew when we had the possibilities to go forward which I thought we judged well.

“The good news was the clean sheet, that’s another big positive, so hopefully we can take a few more of our chances and pick up a few more points.

Since his summer transfer from Liverpool, Johnson has been a consistent performer in Hughes’s side, and the 31-year-old insists he is enjoying life at the Britannia Stadium.

“I’m really enjoying my football,” said Johnson. “I’m playing and that’s what I love doing, but we are growing as a team and I think we can continue to push forward with run of games we have coming up.”