ROGER JOHNSON DEBUT V BRENTFORD

Congratulations to Roger Johnson who made his first team debut for Charlton on Saturday

Full Name: Roger Johnson

Squad Number: 22

Valiant Number: 795

Manager: Guy Luzon

Date: Saturday 14th February 2015

Opposition: Brentford

Ground: The Valley

Competition: Sky Bet Championship (Tier 2)

Timing: Played full match

Position: Centre back

Score at introduction: 0-0

Score at completion: 3-0

Impact: Played very well. Kept Andre Gray quiet all game and did a good job of organising the defensive line and the defensive midfielders.

Manager’s Quote:All the players played well and also Johnson gave his first good performance. He felt his ribs in the first half and had to have an injection at half-time. But he has a lot of character and he didn’t look like somebody who has not played for a year.” GL

Date of Birth: 28th April 1983

Place of Birth: Ashford, Surrey

Age at Debut: 31 years, 293 days.

Previous Clubs: Wycombe Wanderers, Cardiff City, Birmingham City, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Sheffield Wednesday [loan], West Ham Utd. [loan].

Development: As a youth, played for Portsmouth, Bournemouth and Wycombe. Made his first team debut for Wycombe aged just 17 years and 8 days; at the time a club record. Has played over 500 professional matches and has played in the top four leagues in England.

Internationals: None.

Honours: League Cup winner with Birmingham City, 2009.

Charlton Status: Signed until the end of the season on 3rd February 2015 after agreeing to have his Wolves contract terminated.

Controversy: Johnson was out of favour at Wolves and apparently very unpopular with the fans. Specific controversies included claiming to only be there for the money (he was on a four year deal worth £25,000 per week), arriving drunk for training, feuding with goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey and being banned from the training ground by Kenny Jackett because of his negative influence on the squad.

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