Johnson unsure on Blues future

BY foxsports • April 2, 2011

The central defender has been imperious at the heart of the Blues defence since moving to St Andrew's in 2009. He has just 14 months left on his current deal and is yet to be offered new contract, and he says until that happens he cannot decide whether to sign or not. Both Johnson and his central defensive partner Scott Dann have been linked with big-money moves this summer. "I think the speculation regarding me and Scott was just paper talk," insisted Johnson. "We're both in the same boat. It got put out there, and it was just a load of rubbish. "I haven't been offered a new contract. "I've not said I wouldn't sign it (if offered a new contract). It's a case of when it comes around, it's a decision I have to make." Should the Blues be relegated, Johnson refused to comment on whether he would leave or not, adding: "It's not for me to say. I don't know. It's up to each player to deal with that." Johnson has had to cope with different partners since Dann suffered a hamstring injury in January. Liam Ridgewell, Martin Jiranek and Curtis Davies have all played next to him, but they have not looked as solid as they do with a Johnson-Dann pairing. But he insists they should all be able to adapt, saying: "When you have different partners, you lose that continuity. Results haven't been that great of late. "There's been a lot of chopping and changing all over the team. It isn't ideal but it shouldn't be difficult because they're all good players "People wouldn't be here unless they were good players so people should just be able to step in. "It's about getting a bit of understanding amongst yourselves."

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