Carlisle United run rule over ex-Norwich City striker

Oli Johnson
Johnson leaves Norwich with a record of four goals in 23 appearances

Former Norwich City striker Oli Johnson is training with League One side Carlisle United, following his release by the Canaries earlier this month.

The 24-year-old scored four goals in 23 appearances during two seasons at Carrow Road.

He told the Wakefield Express:external-link "It has gone well at Carlisle and they seem pretty happy with me."

United had hoped to trial Johnson in a friendly against Doncaster that was called off due to a frozen pitch.

Johnson added: "I am just waiting to see if they are going to offer me a deal and I am hopeful that I might find out by the end of the week.

"Any deal has got to be right for the club and me."

Wakefield-born Johnson joined Norwich from Stockport County in January 2010 having scored six goals in 43 games.

He also had two spells on loan with the Cumbrians' divisional rivals Yeovil Town, the latest of which expired in December 2011.