In-form Eddie Johnson is happy to wear his attacking midfielder's hat.

The striker-turned-middle man tops City's scoring charts after a month of the season. Two cracking strikes in back-to-back matches has lifted Johnson's confidence and justified Stuart McCall's decision to stick with him in a deeper role.

Johnson said: "I was disappointed with the way I started the first game against Macclesfield. I didn't do very well and it did make me wonder a little bit.

"But we had the Wolves cup tie straight after that when I did better and now I feel I'm settling into it more and more.

"I think I'm still learning the role but it feels more comfortable every week and I enjoyed myself on Saturday - apart from the result.

"The manager wants me to join in with the two strikers and get more shots on goal. That's what I've been trying to do and I'm just pleased they are going in at the moment."

Johnson's left-foot blast at Barnet atoned for his fluke own-goal, something he is still struggling to explain.

"The ball came off my heel but I still can't work out how it ended up in the near top corner," he said.

"At least my goal made up for that, although it was shame we didn't come away with anything.

"We weren't on top of the game in the first half and started slowly but once we got the goal I thought we would take command. We had a few good chances but didn't take them and got punished for it.

"The lads were not in a great mood but we've got to pick ourselves up for Lincoln on Friday. We haven't got the points on the board we feel we've deserved but it's only four games in and there is plenty of the season to go."

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