Trott unfazed by Johnson’s warning ahead of first Ashes Test

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“I don’t feel anything hugely to fear in this series, it’s up to me to work out and do well and make sure I’m better ­technically than I was”

England batsman Jonathan Trott has revealed that he is unfazed by Australia left-arm pace bowler Mitchell Johnson’s warning ahead of the first Ashes Test on November 21 in Brisbane.

Johnson recently said: “I look at the England one-day series and I really went hard at a few of those players, in ­particular Trott. I think he’s come out and said he’s not worried about the short ball, but we saw what he was like in the one-day series. He definitely didn’t like it.”

But, Trott dismissed Johnson’s theory, stating that he was his “own enemy” during that series.

“I think I was probably my own enemy with regard to what I was doing,” Trott said. “Hopefully, I’ve checked out a few things and things have fallen back into place.

“They are always trying to find weaknesses. So when you don’t do well, it’s perceived a weakness has been found.

“Sometimes you aid them in your own downfall, which I feel I did in the way I got out and shot selection. I probably helped them.

“I don’t feel anything hugely to fear in this series, it’s up to me to work out and do well and make sure I’m better ­technically than I was.”

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