Sheffield Wednesday: New-deal JJ eyes Owls success

Sheffield Wednesday: Owls news and reports from The Sheffield Telegraph.
Sheffield Wednesday: Owls news and reports from The Sheffield Telegraph.
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JERMAINE Johnson is determined to help Sheffield Wednesday keep progressing up the football pyramid after extending his stay at Hillsborough.

The Jamaican international penned a one-year contract last night and the talented winger sees no reason why the Owls can’t flourish in the Championship.

Johnson said: “I am delighted to be staying at Sheffield Wednesday. There is no limit to where we could go and I want to be part of it.”

The 32-year-old became the fourth player to sign a new deal at Wednesday this summer. He follows in the footsteps Arron Jameson, Stephen Bywater and Mark Beevers.

Johnson, who has grabbed 22 goals in 179 appearances in a five-year spell with the South Yorkshire club, started six of the last nine matches of last season and went on as a substitute in the other three. He lost his place for the last two games of the campaign as manager Dave Jones preferred loan winger Keith Treacy.

Of Wednesday going up, Johnson said: “The last game of last season was the highlight of my whole career. I was choked on the day because to see, so many people, so happy meant a lot to me.”

Meanwhile, The Star has learned Wednesday transfer target David Norris will decide his future over the next 48 hours. Sources in the south say the midfielder trained with Portsmouth yesterday but Norris, who is also wanted by Leeds United, is still set to depart the cash-strapped club. Jones is looking to strengthen the Owls midfield department.

Wednesday begin pre-season training today.