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Johnson happy to take on extra responsibility
LEON Johnson said he has an extra responsibility to help the progress of Wanderers' younger players this season.
At 32 Johnson is one of the elder statesmen of a predominantly youthful side, and the Grenada international said it's down to him to help them improve.
He said: "If I can pass on a little bit of my knowledge during the game to the younger lads, I will. I'm still learning myself at 32 - I still pick up bits and bobs.
"The young boys always listen. We've got a good squad and we stick together."
Many of the younger stars of the Wycombe team play alongside Johnson at the back and he admits he has to keep on his toes if he wants to stay in the side.
He said: "I need to stay on top of my game, as does everyone in the squad. We've got some very good players - Anthony Stewart beside me, Gary Doherty and Kortney [Hause], who's champing at the bit to play. To see him play so well the other night shows that if you want to stay in the team you've got to do well, otherwise the manager will change it."
Johnson was impressed with the way the younger players stuck to their task in Saturday's 1-0 defeat at AFC Wimbledon, as Blues were beaten after captain Stuart Lewis was sent off.
He said: "We'll have days like this but in the past when you go down to ten men, we might have got thumped a bit. We stayed solid, still worked hard for each other."
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