Bradley Johnson: It feels 'strange' to have left Norwich City

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Bradley Johnson spent four years at Norwich City before joining Derby County this summer.

Bradley Johnson has admitted on Derby County's official website that it feels 'strange' to have left Norwich City.

Johnson spent four years at Norwich, playing 152 times for the East Anglian side, before moving to Derby earlier this summer.

And it is an adjustment which is taking some time to get used to, but Johnson says that he is excited for the future with the Rams.

“It’s strange to be away from Norwich after spending quite a period of time there, I’ve come to Derby now – it’s a new chapter in my life for me and my family and I’m going to enjoy it as much as I can – giving my best to hopefully get the team promoted," he said. 

"The reaction I’ve had from the fans has been really positive. The only way I can pay them back now is through performances on the pitch and picking up wins, that’s what I’m concentrating on now."

There was a large degree of surprise when Johnson was sold by Norwich, due to his importance to them during his time at Carrow Road.

The combative central midfielder played a huge role in helping them to get promoted to the Premier League last season, scoring 15 goals as Alex Neil's side went up via the play-offs. 

After promotion, Norwich felt that Johnson was a disposable asset, though, and Derby jumped at the opportunity to sign him.

The 28-year-old has gone straight into Paul Clement's starting line-up, and he helped them to pick up their first win of the season against Preston North End at the weekend. 

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