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AIK star Johnson determined to recover from Birmingham setback

Liberia International Dulee Johnson has assured his Swedish club that he is going to play his heart out despite missing out on a move to Birmingham City.

The two-time AIK Player of the Year said his performance and dedication towards his club remain solid and that he is ready for the start of the Swedish league.

Johnson impressed Birmingham's manager, Alex McLeish early in January during a trial but failed to seal a last minute transfer deal because his club demanded a substantial amount of money.

"In life you go through some of these things," Johnson told his website. "But when you fall or fail that should not be the end. Even in football when you lose a game you always go back to restrategize. I'm already up.

"I wish to tell all my fans especially AIK that this year will even be better than last year. It has even offered me another chance to prove myself to the whole world again. I can't wait to start the league."

He noted: "Already, I have put up measures that will help me take AIK to the top of the league table.

"When I'm able to market myself very well here then I will be able to attract future clubs."

Johnson said his dream to achieve greater heights in his football career remain the same.

"Everyone wants to move on in life. I made the right decision but things didn't go well. There is always another chance," he said.

"I thank the media and my fans for their support. I never knew I had great fans all over the world. It has rather encouraged me to show what I can do best when the league starts."

23 year-old Johnson is already training with AIK as the Swedish league fast approaches.

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