Wolves loanee Connor Johnson is hoping that his first start for loan club Kilmarnock can help him ‘force’ his way into Angelo Alessio’s regular XI.

A spate of injuries and team changes handed Johnson his Killie debut away to Motherwell on matchday 11. It didn’t go to plan though, as ten-man Killie lost 2-1.

Johnson has made two Kilmarnock appearances now since his Wolves switch. (Photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Johnson was happy to make his debut though and the Wolves man is hoping that it can be the starts of regular appearances.

He told the Daily Record (page 57, 02/11/19): “It’s crazy with the injuries we have and then Alex Bruce got his red card at Fir Park.

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“It has opened the door for me. I don’t want anyone to be injured or suspended but it was always going to take something like this to force my way in.”

Wolves man Johnson missed recent Kilmarnock game

After his involvement at Fir Park, Johnson wasn’t handed another opportunity at Pittodrie against Aberdeen. The game didn’t exactly go how Alessio would have wanted it either.

It didn’t go to plan. (Photo by Sam Bagnall – AMA/Getty Images)

The Dons brushed past Kilmarnock in some style, with goals from Curtis Main, Sam Cosgrove and Scott McKenna securing a comfortable Red Army victory.

Johnson will have certainly hoped for better after not even making the matchday squad. With Alex Bruce set to return from suspension next week, there will be more competition for his centre-back berth.

For now though, Johnson will be looking to make his way back into the starting XI after his Kilmarnock debut

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