Mikey Johnston | 'I'm happy to get another goal'

Mikey Johnston is interviewed after scoring against Coventry

Mikey Johnston believes he’s “getting joy” in whatever role he’s asked to do after scoring his third goal in Albion colours during Friday night’s triumph over Coventry City.

The winger lit up proceedings within six minutes of the game at The Hawthorns, scoring a near identical strike to his curler against Plymouth Argyle two games prior.

But despite claiming three big points against a side chasing down a top-six spot, the 24-year-old reiterated how focused his Baggies team-mates are on matching their strong home form with two away fixtures coming up next week.

He said: “I’m happy to get another goal and three points is the most important thing.

“When I cut inside, I know I’ve got the ability to bend in that kind of finish.

“I do it in training a lot and thankfully it’s starting to pay off. It’s something I practice a lot and I’m reaping the rewards.

“I’m learning every day the way the manager wants to play and every week he’s got a game plan, and it seems to be working.

“I’m getting joy, whether I’m playing on the inside or the outside so I’m happy and the main thing today was about getting three points.

An image of Mikey Johnston celebrating his goal against Coventry

“The lads were laughing with me about the goal when I got in the changing room.

“But this was an important game for us and the manager showed us the table before the game and we knew a win was the most important thing.

“It’s a good gap to have at this point, we’ve got another big one coming up and a couple on the road that we need to win as well.

“We’ve got a lot of players coming back. I think our squad’s very strong so it’s important for everyone to perform when they get the chance as well because they know there’s someone else behind them waiting to get their chance.

“We’ve been sitting in fifth for quite a while now so we want to either stay there or push on, and the only way to do that is by getting three points every week going forwards.”

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