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England are moving on - Johnson

Lindsay Johnson
Johnson scored her first goal for England against Norway in April

England defender Lindsay Johnson believes her side can bounce back from their 2-1 defeat to Italy on Tuesday as they bid for progress at Euro 2009.

The 29-year-old says the players' focus has turned to their second fixture with Russia on Friday in Helsinki.

Johnson told BBC Radio Merseyside: "We have to re-establish ourselves again.

"We're in a tournament and we have a game on Friday, so we must move on to that. We need to get back to winning ways as we need those three points."

Its hard in that situation to go down to 10 men

England defender Lindsay Johnson

The Everton centre-half says she was proud of the hard work her team-mates put in after the sending-off of Casey Stoney in the first half, but it was an incident that was hard to recover from.

"The first 15 minutes we had the momentum and we were looking good," added Johnson. "We were passing it around well and then Casey was sent off.

"The game changed from there and its hard in that situation to go down to 10 men. With two thirds of the game left, it's a hard task for anybody."

England take on Russia in their second game in Group C on Friday, with kick off at 1800 BST.

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