JJ wings in for another season

10 July 2012 05:01
Wide man signs up

Sheffield Wednesday confirmed on Monday that Jamaican international winger Jermaine Johnson has signed a deal that will see him stay with the club for another season.

The 32-year-old has been at Hillsborough since January 2007 after making a move across Yorkshire from Bradford City. Since then he has made more than 175 appearances for the Owls, scoring 22 goals.

On his day JJ is capable of being a major threat to the opposition and he has proved his worth in the Championship in the past. At times during his Owls career he has been criticised for being inconsistent though in the past couple of seasons he has suffered as a result of injuries at times when he has been performing consistently well.

In 2010 under Alan Irvine Johnson thrived for a handful of games in an advanced role under new manager Alan Irvine as his performances helped lift Wednesday away from the foot of the table. Injury then struck and the Owls were relegated on the final game of the season.

Last season, after another spell on the sidelines JJ returned in great form in January/February and at times in between the departure of Ben Marshall and the arrival of Michail Antonio he looked like the main attacking threat in the team.

With Wednesday continuing to build their squad upon their return to the Championship it remains to be seen whether Johnson will be able to hold down a regular place but his pace, directness and unpredictability will certainly be a useful asset for Dave Jones to have at his disposal.