Roger Johnson is hopeful his first Wolves goal – a dramatic injury time equaliser against Brighton – and the last gasp comeback to earn a point will prove a turning point following a difficult run of results.
Johnson has been in impressive form this season, and was on target with a crucial header in front of a delighted Molineux to bring ten-man Wolves a 3-3 draw, two minutes after a hugely controversial penalty appeared to have given Brighton the points.
Karl Henry’s sending off just before half time with the score 1-1 had given Wolves an uphill battle, but Johnson is confident the character shown can lead to better times ahead as he also targeted a more regular contribution to the goalscoring charts.
“Finally I’ve got on the end of a cross and it’s gone in!” said Johnson.
“I’ve been dying for this goal and have been denied by defenders on the line or the woodwork but thankfully it went in this time.
“I’m so pleased as normally I score a few during a season and hopefully I can kick on now and get four or five.
“I’m disappointed it wasn’t the winner to be honest.
“The decision for the penalty was very, very harsh but these things happen.
“We showed decent character to come back and I think showing that to get something out of the game will be massive for us.
“Going down to ten men made it a lot more difficult – we had to stay compact and defend the box and we did it for the majority of the half.
“Conceding two goals in the half is still disappointing and we could have been dead and buried at the end but to come back and get something could be a turning point.
“We’ve not had the rub of the green recently and performances haven’t been great but hopefully we can kick on now.”
Johnson also praised the support of the Wolves fans who, despite recent setbacks, produced some superb support particularly in the gruelling second half.
“The lads don’t want to lose any games, and we went out there in the second half to try and get something,” he added.
“And the fans were superb for us.
“It wasn’t a great game to watch in terms of going behind late on.
“But they backed us all the way and helped us get back into it.”