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Johnstone: It's good to be out playing

13 February 2014

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Rovers Player caught up with goalkeeper Sam Johnstone ahead of Saturday’s clash against Barnsley.

He also spoke about his time with the club so far after joining on transfer deadline day from Manchester United.

“The lads are good, I’ve played two games, which we drew one and lost the other.  I thought we were unlucky at Brighton, as the lads did well but with no result in our favour.  

“There is a step up to this league but I have been on loan before in League One and it is a small step from League One to Championship, which made it easier for me.

“I’m grateful to be playing first team football and for my age at 20 years old, it is great to come and play against good teams in the Championship alongside experienced players.

“I know it was a big crowd last Saturday but when you are playing you don’t really notice the crowd, you are concentrating on what is going on in front of you, obviously its good to play in front of big crowds and that is an advantage of the step up from reserves to Championship level.

“Against Middlesbrough it gave me a bit of confidence to come in and keep a clean sheet, I think the weather helped with the wind and we were unlucky not to do the same at Brighton to get a point.”

Apologies for interference with the microphone.

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