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Lucy loving life on Trentside

3 October 2020

Callum Jordan

Lucy Johnson believes she’s found a club where she can ‘enjoy’ her football again as she reflects on her first few weeks as a Red.

The defender joined Nottingham Forest during the summer as she made the short trip across the East Midlands from Leicester City and she’s made an instant impact Trent-side. Johnson has played every minute of the side’s opening three games this season so far as she has picked up one goal, one assist and two opposition player of the match awards.

Looking back on her first five weeks with The Reds, Johnson said: “I’m really enjoying it here at Forest. 

“It’s a great group of girls and we play some good football. 

“It’s nice to have a found a club where I feel like I’m really enjoying my football and getting good minutes on the pitch and trying to make an impact on the games.

“It’s just really great and I’m loving it here.”

The 18-year-old bagged her first goal in the Garibaldi with a spectacular free-kick in Forest’s 4-1 victory over Sheffield FC on Thursday evening and Johnson was delighted to get off the mark.

“It was a really nice feeling to score my first goal here,” she said.

“But more so we were happy to get the win as a team and it was just great to get the three points under our belt.”

Thursday’s win saw The Reds secure back-to-back victories and Johnson is pleased to see the points rolling in.

She said: “The win was great and it’s made even better as we’ve moved up to joint top of the table on points - it’s a fantastic feeling.

“The win puts us in good stead heading into Sunday which will be a tricky game against Stoke.”

It’s a quick turnaround for Johnson and the side as they are back in action this Sunday away to Stoke City as they take to the field for the third time in eight days. But the Young Lioness states that the team are all raring fit to go again.

“Fitness wise the girls are all up there and are ready for Sunday’s game,” Johnson explained.

“We had a strong pre-season as a club and some individual bits away from that so I think we’ll all be sharp and ready to go again on Sunday.”

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