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
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.
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.