Tuesday, January 7
West Ham have signed Wolves' Roger Johnson on loan for the rest of the season. Something of a gamble but we need another body in defence. Johnson looked very impressive when he was in partnership with Scott Danns at Birmingham and had a great game when they won 1-0 at West Ham (but then everyone always has a great game against us). He also played in City's League Cup-winning side. But his career has gone off the rails since joining Wolves for £4.5m. He was fined and apologised for turning up 'drunk' at training after Wolves' 5-1 defeat by WBA and was made available by Wolves after relegation to League 1. Most recently he's been on loan at Sheffield Wednesday. Could be a decent player again if he still has the hunger and Allardyce can install some discipline in him.