Owls star sets his sights on the title

Aiming high: Reda Johnson says Wednesday have the squad to finish first.          Picture: Steve ellis
Aiming high: Reda Johnson says Wednesday have the squad to finish first. Picture: Steve ellis
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WEDNESDAY have a strong chance of becoming League One champions if they keep their strength in depth, believes Reda Johnson.

The Owls take on promotion rivals Huddersfield on Saturday with the defender not content with their current second place.

Johnson’s sights are set on the top spot held by Charlton.

“We do not stop because we are second,” he told The Star. “We want to go to the top.

“We are not watching other teams; we are only watching ourselves. If we keep winning, we know we will be first; winning is the most important thing.

“I think it is very important that you have a quality squad.

“The manager has done a very good job in the market with the players he has brought in.

“We have clever strikers, like Ryan Lowe, and strong strikers, like Gary Madine or Chris O’Grady. In every position, we have two or three people who can play and it is the same with the goalkeepers. Nicky Weaver is back and we have Richard O’Donnell and Arron Jameson; at centre back, Miguel Llera has come in.

“I think we have a good squad, so we have the possibility of going first.”

Victory against fourth-placed Huddersfield would keep the pressure on Charlton, who are five points clear of the Owls and will be favourites against Oldham at The Valley on Saturday.

MK Dons are breathing down Wednesday’s neck. They are third, three points behind the Owls with a superior goal difference, and are at home to Preston.

Both Wednesday and Huddersfield have been linked with Preston’s Iain Hulme.

But The Star understands that Gary Megson has no interest in the former Barnsley striker who is a teammate of ex-Hillsborough loan star Neil Mellor at Deepdale.