EVASIVE: Alex Johnston of the Rabbitohs against the Dragons.
EVASIVE: Alex Johnston of the Rabbitohs against the Dragons.

Johnston finding more of his voice at fullback

ALEX Johnston says he's working hard on his on-field talk, as he settles into the custodian's role at the Rabbitohs.

The 24-year-old appears to have found a niche in the No.1 jersey in recent seasons, after previous stints on the wing.

Johnston played the majority of last year at fullback and he started this campaign in the role ahead of Corey Allan, while Greg Inglis has had injury and illness and could be played at centre.

"I've got the opportunity to wear the No.1 for the first few rounds and I've found myself fairly comfortable there now," he said.

"I know I've got a lot more to learn and to grow so I'm taking each week as it comes and hopefully I'm there for the remainder of the season."

He's working hard on his game.

"Just finding my voice a bit more in attack," he said.

"Calling plays and making sure I get the ball when I want it and having good communication and combinations with the halves."

Johnston is set to lace up against the Warriors in round five at Sunshine Coast Stadium on Saturday.

He's cautious of his opponents

"Whenever it is us against the Warriors, they're always firing," he said.

Johnston believed his side, which have been perennial threats in recent years and have started the season with three wins and a loss, were essentially on a most wanted list.

"We may have a bit of a target on our backs," he said.

"So I think the Warriors will definitely play some great footy and we're definitely going to have to be on our game to beat them."

Johnston is looking forward to playing on the Sunshine Coast.

He's familiar with the region. He frequents the tourist hotspot.

"I go up there every year pretty much," he said.

"My partner's got a place at Mooloolaba so whenever we get the chance we come up for a weekend."

He said they almost always get great weather.

"Sometimes there's been bluebottles but it's a really nice spot there and we walk along the path and the beach is great. I do love the Sunny Coast."

The match starts at 3pm.