Johnson sorry for cup-tie ‘mistake’

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JERMAINE Johnson has apologised to Gary Megson for his reaction to being taken off in the FA Cup tie at Morecambe.

He went straight down the tunnel instead of sitting on the sidelines to watch his team-mates play out the rest of the game.

It led to Megson make public his dissatisfaction with the winger’s attitude and JJ being dropped from the squad for last Saturday’s trip to Tranmere.

Megson says: “JJ saw my comments and came to see me on the Monday to apologise and say it wasn’t anything disrespectful towards me.

“That doesn’t bother me; it’s not about me, it’s about his teammates, and I told him that.

“He realises he made a mistake. He’s been training with the first team all the time,

“But the manager’s job, and the coaching staff’s job and the board’s job is to improve the standards here right across the board.

“If players can’t attain those standards, we don’t bring the bar down to what they can do, we keep moving them on and it becomes a natural progression, so the challenge is there for everybody.”

Megson confirmed that winger Danny Uchechi has been released; he has gone to play for Nigeria and will not be returning because the Owls see no future for him at Hillsborough.

“He leaves with our good wishes,” said Megson.