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Johnson ready to get involved

Roger Johnson signed a four-year contract with Wolves following his undisclosed move from Birmingham and was immediately focussed on getting involved in pre-season.

Johnson had always been one of Mick McCarthy's main targets and for a fee of just under £7million, Mick got his man just days after the disappointment of missing out on Matt Mills.

'I think Wolves are a team who can do well and have a good run in the cup but speaking to the manager I think staying in the league has to be the first priority,' Johnson told the Official site.

He added: 'But from there I don't think mid-table is out of the question.

'I'm good to go and am training today and will be asking the manager if I can play on Saturday.'

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Writer:Akela
Date:Wednesday July 13 2011
Time: 12:20PM

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MM is quoted as saying he's not after any other CH,due to who we already have. I hope it's just political, keeping his cards close to his chest whist deals are going on.As good a signing as RJ is, he'd have to be really something to be the answer to our defensive shortcomings all on his own.To take MM literally, he didn't say he wasn't after anymore defenders, so hopefully a genuine LB is, at least, still being sought.This is an inspiring signing, though,and I think he'll do a good job for us.I just hope there are more to come.
all4divisions
13/07/2011 14:18:00
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I think 1 more centre half OR a left back and that will be business done , yes we know our defence was leaky last season but it wasn't the season previous and we had the same players so we know they are capable of being tight its just a matter of consistency and Johnson will bring that , There is always the option of loaning someone for a season , I.E Onouha or Evans or even Bassong , all good left sided centre halfs , surely either buying or loaning 1 of those 3 would be in our reach , remember Moxey saying we was after 2 players and neither were centre halfs and he proved to be right in O hara and De Vries , so maybe we wont sign a centre half , if you take into account we lost 16 points in the last 7 minutes of games last season , that is nothing to do with ability just concentration and Johnson seems a player that has leadership abilities in him where as Stears and Berra dont even Craddock doesn't to a degree , But if i were to be realistic i can see us signing Wallace from Hearts as we have history with Berra and that will be the end of the permanent deals !
ODDJOB79
13/07/2011 15:30:00
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P.S welcome finally R.J , awsome signing :-)
ODDJOB79
13/07/2011 15:30:00
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I'm not being greedy, i'd settle for either a LB or CH, would prefer both, a LB if settling for one or the other. As for names, I can't comment on the majority of them, such as this lad Wallace, because i've never seen them play at all, or have seen next to nothing of them other than highlights on the box. The only chance I get to see them live is if they turn out at the Molineux. We've seen enough of RJ to know he's a decent player, though and he's rated by other prem clubs. We must have half a dozen players by now that teams above us would be only too pleased to have which is definite progression after only two seasons.There's no questioning the desire and commitment of the players we already have or what that's worth to us.....so I won't. I reckon there's another defender to come in, too, ODDJOB, and probably a LB.Wallace has been getting rave reviews up there and would be a permanent signing rather than a loan deal, which is a plus too.JOH and RJ are two signings to be excited about, whatever happens, another decent signing at the back would be ideal.
all4divisions
13/07/2011 16:52:00
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Hats off. We really can not grumble at this point because the players we really wanted have been signed. The squad is really beginning to take shape, but this is my reasoning for pushing the boat out. I understand progression, development... I understand it is not an overnight operation. Slowly but surely we have developed this squad but I can not help but feel that we should strike whilst the iron is hot. We need two in the middle and a left back. I refuse to back down on that, and that's coming from someone who has repeatedly stuck up for Stearman and Berra- I am not even saying get rid of them. I just think that with another of similar quality to Johnson in the middle, and a capable left back, we really could look forward to the season with great optimism. At the moment I just worry that whilst Johnson will vastly improve us, he will end up carrying whoever is next to him, and from the defenders named above I would actually choose Craddock alongside him. Pre season will determine who starts of course. I just think if we stuck with what we have there still may prove some plodding, especially if Johnson got injured. The finances are in fine form- I think for 10 million more we could bring in those other two defenders. It's not much these days in the world of football.
New York City Wolf
14/07/2011 02:07:00
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In the mean time, where the hell is Banksy?
New York City Wolf
14/07/2011 02:08:00
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I was wondering that. Thought someone else knew.
all4divisions
14/07/2011 07:25:00
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On holiday maybe?????
Crete Wolf
14/07/2011 07:49:00
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Chance would be a fine thing, Cretey. I'm alive and well-ish but floundering in a sea of work-induced mud. I am up to my eyeballs in it and can't afford the distraction of actually blogging. It's been difficult but I knew that if I got sucked in to the debate, I would spend all my time tapping out responses. As the deadline is rapidly approaching, with a little luck I will be back online at the beginning of next week. Is this, therefore, the time and place to wonder if we should spend the money we could make on the sale of Jarvis to help us acquire a reliable central defender and left back with proven PL experience? Bugger, I didn't mean to be controversial ... well, not at the moment. I'll save up all the replies in my school satchel and look at them on Monday, by which time you won't want me back!
Southbank60
14/07/2011 10:28:00
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Sell Jarvis?? I say ................., never mind,welcome back. There will be time enough for contoversy; for one thing, I am out against 4-5-1 more than ever before, and I've been taking some punches for it. I now expect more!
lovesW
14/07/2011 15:04:00
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