West Ham Bag Wolves Defender Roger Johnson On Loan

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West Ham United have announced the signing of Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Roger Johnson on loan until the end of the season, Sky Sports reports.

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Hammers boss Sam Allardyce has sought to bring in the former Birmingham City man after seeing a number of his first team regulars struck down with injury this term.

Winston Reid has been missing since February with an ankle injury, and was joined over the festive period by James Collins, who injured his calf, and James Tomkins with a groin problem.

Johnson had been on loan at Championship side Sheffield Wednesday since September, and is likely to go straight into West Ham’s starting XI for Capital One Cup semi-final against Manchester City as long as his registration is complete by then.

Wolves boss Kenny Jackett believes that the move could help kick start the player’s career back in the top flight once again.

“It is just a loan deal at the moment and the finances are structured around him playing, how many appearances he makes and whether they are successful,” he said..

“It’s a really good opportunity for him because he’s going to a Premier League club.”

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