Will Boro Cope Without Johnson?

Last updated : 18 December 2009 By Boro Mad

Steve Agnew: “It’s always a blow when your top goalscorer is out of the team, but equally when he didn’t play we scored five goals at QPR, so it’s difficult to know how much we will miss him at Newcastle.

“The QPR game is an indication that we can cope without him. Sometimes we do look to Adam a bit more than we look to other players, particularly in one-versus-one situations, to create and score, which he has done.

“But maybe when he’s not in the team other players may take a little bit more responsibility in creating chances and scoring goals themselves, which did happen at QPR.”