Johnston: Let's Move On

George Johnston is determined to make sure their mid-week lapse is just a blip on Wanderers’ upward curve.

Wanderers go to Forest Green Rovers on Saturday looking to regain their momentum after the end of a four-match winning run.

Tuesday night’s 1-0 loss at Cheltenham Town saw the Whites stay sixth in the League One table.

But Johnston believes a rapid response at Rovers can have Wanderers swiftly looking up again.

“Hopefully we can move on and make sure that’s a bit of an anomaly going forward and we can put it behind us and prove ourselves in the coming weeks and the coming away trips,” said the Whites’ defender.


“Everyone knows the performance was below par but then on the flip side, if we can go to Forest Green and put on a good display and get a good result that result at Cheltenham kind of gets forgotten about.

“And if we can push forward and make that trip an anomaly going forward in the season we won’t be too far off.

“There are a lot of games this month and a lot of points to play for and if we can get a win on Saturday and keep that form going to the back end of the month then I think we will be in a good position.”

Cheltenham’s late winner brought an end to a run of three clean sheets for Wanderers, who still boast the best defensive record in the division.

Johnston has been a key player in claiming that title as an ever-present in Ian Evatt’s starting line-ups so far this season.

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The former Scotland U21 international is at the top of his game and will be part of a collective effort at the New Lawn out to prove that the Whites are no soft touch away from home as they aim to reward the travelling fans stay among League One’s early pace-setters.

“It’s not going to be any easier. It’s another tough away trip. A team that is going to be stubborn,” Johnston added.

“It’s something we’re going to need to be able to deal with coming up throughout the season because last season we didn’t do it well enough and this season we really need to do it much better if we want to get to where we want to.

“We’re going to have to be on the ball but everyone is ready to put things right.

“It’s a similar trip for them (the supporters) this Saturday but hopefully there will definitely be something for them to cheer about.

“We thank them for their efforts and hopefully this Saturday we can put things right.”

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