Boss says striker is still undecided on Town move
John Still has admitted that he has ended his interest in former England striker Andrew Johnson – for now.
The Town have held talks with the 33-year-old but the Bedford-born forward has yet to give Still a cast-iron decision and now the move is on the backburner according to the boss.
“Andrew is still not sure what he wants to do, so we’re moving on from that,” Still said at his pre-match press conference on Thursday.
“I’m not saying that it’s dead and buried, but at the moment that’s not something we’re going to consider, based on him not being ready to commit himself to playing, not to playing here, but to playing.
“If a player like Andrew Johnson was to come on board, you’d always look at it and go, ‘can he give us something, can he do a little bit of work with forwards’.
“That’s possible, but it wouldn’t be the reason he came in. The reason he came in was to try and score some goals because that’s what we does.
“Anything else he does, we could say that’s a bonus. But it was never and would never be the case that was what was going to happen, he was coming in to be a player.
“We’ll just move on and if we were going to do anything in that goalscoring type role, we would look at other options.”