Date:Friday January 6 2012
Ahead of Saturday lunchtimes FA Cup derby fixture between Wolves and Birmingham Roger Johnson has decided now would be a good time discuss his departure from St. Andrew`s.
The 28-year-old left Birmingham six months ago, shortly after they were relegated from the Premier League to the Championship.
Despite the Blues having the lure of Europa League football, the financial hit any club takes after dropping out of the top flight meant that most players of any calibre would be pushed out of the door and this was obviously the case with Johnson, not that he had previously admitted it until now.
"The club had been relegated and I was asked if I`d like to leave, It wasn`t a case of me banging the door down saying 'let me leave`. the Wolves skipper told the Express & Star.
He continued: "It was a gesture from them saying 'listen, we`re in a crisis and we need the money, so if you can get yourself a club and get us some money, then off you go.`
"They didn`t want to see their best players leave but, at the time, it was out of my hands.
"They can`t come back to me and say it`s not true because I`ll beg to differ. They`re the reasons.
"I`m not slagging off the board or Birmingham City - I want this to come out tastefully and that`s how it was."
The summer saw a lot of stories come out regarding the possible transfer, initially reports claimed that Birmingham wanted £14million for their prized asset, but in the end Wolves got him for £4.5million.
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Date:Friday January 6 2012
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