Bradford (Park Avenue)’s Oli Johnson has two men that he believes rescued his career by helping him overcome his fitness issues.

Johnson admitted: “I have loved playing part-time and a lot of it is down to playing under (Mark) Bower and Bosh (Danny Boshell).

“It is not too intense, but you know you’ve got to work hard. They are top guys and are understanding of work issues.

“They know what my body is like and let me manage it, whereas other gaffers probably wouldn’t do that. Thanks to them, I’ve been able to forge a good part-time career.”

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