Rabbitohs fullback Alex Johnston is promising Members that the Rabbitohs will finish strongly in their final fixtures as his team looks to carry their winning form into the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs clash at ANZ stadium on Thursday night.
Johnston, who is equal first try scorer in the NRL with 17 tries, is eyeing off a strong finish in the remaining four games of the 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership.
The fleet-footed fullback is looking to build momentum off the back of our 26-24 win over the now 9th-placed Dragons last Friday at the SCG. Johnston is looking for his team to step up in the local rivalry and put pressure on the 10th-placed Raiders.
“100% it was a good win for us. It’s been a while since we had a win so hopefully we can take that form into the dogs,” said Johnston.
“(The win was) a whole lot better than previous ones that’s for sure, it was just good getting in there and singing the team song.
“We won’t be mucking around, we will be doing our best to get the win and I think we are simplifying (our game plan) and just trying our best to get ourselves back into games. We are going out there to get some wins and have some fun as well.
“I know last year it was a similar thing and we won about four out of the last five and going into the pre-season we had a lot more confidence and belief so it was more enjoyable”
Johnston believes that the Rabbitohs have the strength and confidence to finish off the season well and knows that the Rabbitohs can take the motivation of one win very far and boost the team’s confidence and moral heading into the offseason.
Johnston has been one of the shining lights in the 2017 season for the Rabbitohs with 17 tries scored in just 20 games.
However, Johnston isn’t concerned with individual success – the young fullback is completely focused on getting positive results for the team and paying back the support of our loyal Members and fans.
“I’m trying to score each week but that’s just a by-product of playing some good footy and hoping we can get some more wins,” said Johnston.
“I’m not really going to focus too much on it (the NRL try-scorer leader board), I just want to play some good footy and if I’m up there by the end of the season then that will be pretty good for me.
“I’ve been trying to grow at football and be more comfortable there, obviously I’ve played most of my career on the wing so I’ve been trying to improve at fullback for sure.”